The story of mankind

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Liveright pbk. ed.
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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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Grouping Title story of mankind
Grouping Author van loon hendrik willem
Grouping Category book
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auth_author2 Merriman, John M.
author Van Loon, Hendrik Willem, 1882-1944.
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display_description Winner of the first John Newbery Medal in 1921, here is van Loon's renowned classic record of historic adventure, updated for the 21st century.
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primary_isbn 9780871401755
publishDate 2000
record_details ils:a95256|Book|Books|Liveright pbk. ed.|English|Liveright,|2000.|xxix, 674 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
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subject_facet Juvenile works, World history, World history -- Juvenile literature
title_display The story of mankind
title_full The story of mankind / by Hendrik Willem van Loon ; updated by John Merriman
title_short The story of mankind
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