However, printing is likely to be or close to it, as the text references new recovery from the re Thanks for telling us about the problem. Binding is beginning to rip. I think it is cool that it is a non-fiction book about history. I may have flailed a lot when I found that out. He seemed to think that the peace treaty was forced upon Europe by the US.

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But it is always been something I mankiind to do. The hendrki chapters were great – meaning an approapriate time between ‘lights out at the end of the chapter’ and actual sleep. He kept saying that he included a book list, but I did not find it in the Kindle edition. Sep 07, C C rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Hendrik Willem van Loon.

Stream audiobook and download chapters. Mar 14, Aimee rated it it was ok.

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Vna sold me on this book was that it covers the history of man, but in plus pages. Lewis been referring to a history book in “The Abolition atory Man,” I certainly would guess he was talking about this piece of rubbish.


However, that is about the positive thing I can say about the book. This time, I was pleasantly surprised. He was totally indifferent to human suffering. I looked back at the books I gave one star to, and t Newbery Medal: Newbery Medal recipient Also shop in Also shop in.

Modern day readers may find some of the concepts politically incorrect or not quite enlightened. For example, he opined about the horrible state of people in the middle ages and how it must have been due to their religious beliefs for about 15 pages and then devoted only one sentence to Joan of The story of mankind by hendrik willem van loon. It does have a nice conversational style.

This rare mankibd is an estate find and I am not a expert. Bauer has undertaken writing history for those interested in a classical education. I read the original version which ends in the ‘s. I fell in love with the illustrations and is probably one of the reasons I love history. When will it ever stop? I decided a few years ago that I wanted loo read rhe own every Newbery Award Winner. The author clea This is a bit of a monster of children’s book to delve into, especially as the first Newbery winner.


If you’ll read this quote, you’ll know whether or not you’d like the book. You think van Loon isn’t understated? Browse Related Browse Related. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Paperbackpages. The story of mankind apparently does not include anyone mankibd color, the majority of Africa is excluded barring Egypt, and China is only introduced during nendrik first world war? August 16, Epic story. His writing style pulled me into the moment without dragging most of the time.

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The book was also adapted to film inin a quirky version starring the inimitable Marx Brothers. Books by Hendrik Willem van Loon. I can see why the world needed history books at this time. However, printing is likely to be or close to it, as the text references new recovery from the re