The story of mankind

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IL: UG - BL: 9.9 - AR Pts: 34
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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.
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9780871407153
9780871406477
9780871401717
9780871401755
9780871401564
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UG
Level 9.9, 34 Points
Lexile measure:
1260L
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Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-02-14 23:46:42PM
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display_description Originally written in 1921 for the authors grandchildren, Hendrik Willem van Loons The Story of Mankind has charmed generations with its warmth, simplicity, and wisdom. Rather than the dry recitation of events so common in school textbooks, van Loons witty, amiable tone animates the story of human history as a grand and perpetually unfolding adventure. Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, van Loons incomparable prose and original illustrations present a lively rendering of the people and events that have shaped the world we live in today. This new version has been brought up to date by best selling historian Robert Sullivan, who continues van Loons personable style, incorporating the most important developments of the early twenty first century, including the war on terrorism, global warming, and the election of Barack Obama. Engagingly written, delightfully informative, and always entertaining, this is the necessary classic of all ages, for all ages.
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subject_facet Newbery Medal -- 1922, World history -- Juvenile literature
title_display The story of mankind
title_full The story of mankind / by Hendrik Willem van Loon, The story of mankind / by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated and introducted by Robert Sullivan, The story of mankind / by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated by John Merriman
title_short The story of mankind
topic_facet Newbery Medal, World history