Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. *PDF created by louslaneforbu.ml 1 land and the sky, and I would listen to the stories of my kind As this is a story of mankind and not an exclusive history of. The story of mankind. byVan Loon, Hendrik Willem, Publication date , c Topics World history. PublisherNew York: Boni and Liveright.
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The Story of Mankind is an exploration of civilization from the Dark Age to the contemporary world. This Newbery Medal winning book was written and illustrated. 6 days ago The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon is History The Story of Mankind was written and illustrated by Dutch-American journalist, professor. History is the mighty Tower of Experience, which Time has built amidst the endless fields of bygone ages. It is no easy task to reach the top of this ancient.
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Hendrik Willem van Loon. Children's literature. Van Loon introduces the argument since it lays the groundwork for understanding conflicts that arose during the colonial period, but the ideas might be challenging for younger children to grasp.
However, older students can read it independently, and The Story of Mankind might even serve as a history text for high schoolers. Occasional maps and black-and-white sketched illustrations are moderately helpful to students.
The original book most likely ended after chapter 64, a three-paragraph philosophical reflection. At he conclusion of chapter 63, Van Loon summarized with his personal assessment of historical developments and the future that reads very curiously given what happened with the rise of Hitler only a decade later.
Van Loon wrote: "The world is in dreadful need of men who will assume the new leadership—who will have the courage of their own visions and who will recognize clearly that we are only at the beginning of the voyage, and have to learn an entirely new system of seamanship [carrying on a metaphor of navigating the Ship of State] ….
They will have to fight their way to the top against every possible form of opposition. When they reach the bridge, mutiny of an envious crew may cause their death.
But some day, a man will arise who will bring the vessel safely to port, and he shall be the hero of the ages. It seems to me that he tried to retain his father's writing style, although you can probably still spot the difference.
Another update was done by John M.
Merriman, covering up through the s. Merriman's chapters are more detailed in their coverage of many events and seem to be at a more challenging reading level than the rest of the book—probably junior high and even high school level at some points.
Merriman evidences a liberal bias that I didn't find prior to that point. Another update was done for the current edition by Robert Sullivan.
Sullivan seems to bring the reading level back down a bit, maybe to junior high level, but he significantly increases the liberal bias with his contrasting treatment of Presidents George W. Bush and Barak Obama being only one of many examples.