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The Story of Mankind

By: Hendrik Van Loon
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Story Of Mankind is a story written by Dutch-American historian, journalist, and book author Hendrik Van Loon. This book has received Newbery Medal for children's contribution.It is the story of mankind's development from nothingness to the creation of planets to modern science and technology. In this book, Loon explained to kids how mankind came into existence. The book starts with the creation of the world and takes you to the late 1920s. This book has been re-edited and the new versions can take you even further (up to modern times).It is a light, easy-to-read and humorous book and readers find the journey joyful and enlightening. Loon then takes you to the creation of the planet and then to prehistoric times. He then briefly describes Egypt and Middle Ages and throws light on scientific knowledge. In this book, he has also discussed the major battles that have impacted the world. He has also discussed religion, the revolution of Europe, and about World War I. Later, John Merriman, a professor of history, re-edited the book to a later version.

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Hendrik Van Loon

Hendrik Van Loon was a Dutch-American historian, journalist, and book author. He was born on January 1, 1882, in Rotterdam, Netherlands.In 1902, he flew to the United States to study at Harvard University and then Cornell University. In 1906, he got married to Eliza Ingersoll Bowditch. They both then moved to Germany and Loon completed his Ph.D. In 1911. From 1915 to 1916 he was a professor at Cornell University. In 1919 he became American Citizen. Loon later had two marriages, to Eliza Helen (Jimmy) Criswell in 1920 and to playwright Frances Goodrich Ames in 1927. But after his divorce, he returned from Ames and returned to Cornell. He started writing books in 1910 and continued till his death. The Story of Mankind is one of the most successful books that he wrote in 1921. And for this book, he won the Newbery Medal in 1922.He wrote many other children's stories. He was appreciated for emphasizing important events and giving full information about characters and historic events. From 1923 to 1924 he was a professor of history at Antioch College.The Story Of Mankind is a real-life story and the book contains black and white images.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 336 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9356566992
  • ISBN-13: 9789356566996
  • Item Weight: 403.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 18.6 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Classics, Fiction / Historical