The Story of Mankind (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Story of Mankind Beginning with the origins of human life and sweeping forward to illuminate all of history, this work enlivens the characters and events of every age.
- Published: 24 February 2000
- Format: Paperback 704 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780871401755 ISBN 10: 0871401754
- Sales rank: 103,122
Full description for The Story of Mankind
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.