The Story of Mankind

The Story of Mankind

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First published in 1921, The Story of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of all ages with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, Hendrik van Loon's incomparable prose enlivens the characters and events of every age. His unique ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared the book to countless readers and has accorded it a unique place in publishing history. This new version, which retains van Loon's original illustrations, has been brought up to date by John Merriman, professor of history at Yale University. It incorporates the most important developments of the last two decades-including space exploration, the emergence of the developing countries, the Cold War, the Internet, and the astounding advances we have witnessed in medicine and science - and looks forward into the prospect of the twenty-first century.
Publisher: New York : Liveright, 2000, c1999.
Edition: Updated. --
ISBN: 9780871401755
Branch Call Number: 909/Van/1999 6173cg 1
Characteristics: xxix, 674 p. : ill., maps.
Additional Contributors: Merriman, John M.


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SPPL_Anna Mar 21, 2018

I hate this book. I think some of that hatred is irrational, but most of it rational.

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