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But other than his personal views, once we got to humans, I willfm he was fair in discussing religion throughout history. I expected a smoother read as it bounced between authors.

Jan 07, Michael Scotto rated it it was ok Shelves: How very plain-spoken and Dutch of him: When illness and despair had at last taken him away, his silent eyes continued to haunt the world. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The story of mankind

Since time immemorial, humans love stories. Things like asserting that Sparta didn’t mznkind at all whether the Persians invaded northern Greece, and then going straight into a retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae that skips the part where Leonidas – King Leonidas, thank you very – and the fabled Spartan actually 7,; the were only Leonidas’s personal bodyguard were volunteers on a suicide mission DURING. I’ve read this book a number of times while preparing to teach world history.

Van Loon only briefly takes a break from talking about the glories and splendors of Europe to talk about Buddha and Confucius in Asia. The one positive thing I can say about this book is that Hendrik van Loon took on an impossibly difficult topic. Don’t look here for systematic history; do read the book.

Something else you don’t normally hear in history class: That they might maintain their liberty, and be truly free in spirit, they reduced their daily needs to the lowest possible point.

May 29, Anita rated it really liked it Shelves: I almost threw the book out the window when about three fourths of the way through it he started apologizing for all of the people he left out and offended because he had to take liberties with deciding on subject matter based Not to be a snob but this so called “history” could have been written by anybody.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Not to be a snob but this so called “history” could have been written by anybody. I always try to love the book I’m reading, but then I always questioned Grandma’s taste.

After the book’s first edition inVan Loon published an updated edition in which included an extra essay entitled “After Seven Years”, about the effects of World War I and another update in with a new “Epilogue. There were a lot of things that surprised me about it. This is Washington Square Book W There are over Dec 21, Ashley rated it did not like it Shelves: Heather History does not change, but our understanding of it does as new discoveries in archaeology, science, and history bring to light details and …more History does not change, but our understanding of it does as new discoveries in archaeology, science, and history bring to light details and interpretations that supersede previously understood facts.

Additionally, the amount this book assumes the reader must be a white protestant is extremely off-putting. Why, well basically there are a lot better books out there to spend my time reading. There is a newer version that continues the story of mankind, but, I heard that after the ‘s the author was not as conversational in quality as the original author and thus I went with the older edition. Don’t read, but wait until you have a chance to hear a good artist sing the song called The Two Grenadiers.

This one is one of the rare non-fiction Newbery award-winners and one of the longest as well. This book got the award in In a book that only has pages to talk about the entire history of mankind from when we were amoebas until the s, there are only a few pages to talk about different parts of history. Light bump to the toe of the spine, shelf wear to the edges is minor, fully illustrated with eight three-color pages, over one hundred black and white pictures, bright, clean text with a tight binding Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Written for Van Loon’s children Hansje and WillemThe Story of Mankind tells in brief chapters the history of western civilization beginning with primitive vwn, covering the development of writingartand architecturethe rise of major religionsand the formation of the modern nation-state.

That said, it was well-written and well-read, as I did the audio version.

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It seems like it is aimed at a younger audience, and written almost a century ago, so are its facts actually correct? Where would we be without clothes, bedding or sails for those boats? The Story of Mankind.

My own grandfather did this and Heaven knows he was not born to be a hero The author comes across as what we would probably describe today as fairly liberal.

Jan 04, Peter rated it did not like it Shelves: This must have taken huge amounts of time and research, and I give the man props for that. Overall in very good condition This direct acknowledgement and respect of children as feels like it should have been revolutionary nearly years ago.

This book along with several thousand others was located in a storage unit. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Almost everything in the book is common knowledge, and requires little if any referencing. Discusses the importance of progress and not being “sentimental about the Good Old Days.