|The Story of Mankind|
|by Hendrik Willem Van Loon|
|Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states. Richly illustrated with drawings by the author. Winner of the first Newbery Award in 1922, The Story of Mankind has introduced generations of children to the pageant of world history. Ages 10-14 |
About This Text
This text was prepared by Nate Ripperton, using
as copytext, The Story of Mankind, by
Hendrick van Loon, illustrated by the author, and published by
Boni and Liveright Inc., USA, 1921.
Since this book was first published before 1923, it is in the public domain
in the United States. By
U.S. law, it entered the public domain 75 years after
its first publication.
This book is fully illustrated with eight three-color images, over one hundred
black and white pictures and numerous animated maps and half-tones.
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