The Story of Mankind

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The Story of Mankind

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The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon. For good reason this book is titled "The Story." and not "The History" of Mankind. The engaging, amusing, and informing work is far from dry and dull as are so many if not most history texts. (The author nearly got run out of the history department at Cornell where he was teaching. The students were having too much fun.) It was written for young people in the 1920s and was so well received (the first John Newberry Medal) it launched a career that for the next two and a half decades kept Hendrik busy writing and illustrating more popular histories and geographies. In all, 39 published volumes, with this one still in print.

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