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The Story of The Story of Mankind | Picturing History: Hendrik Willem van Loon

The chatty breezy fourth wall breaking simplified writing style stpry the original eventually becomes the overly dense more academic writing of the later bits. The music was composed by Schumann, a German, who saw the Emperor, the enemy of his country, whenever he came to visit his imperial father-in-law.

The French revolution was a particular interest to him — he devotes many, many pages to it. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.

I think that is why it got the original newberry because vah would be really accessible to children. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. There is brief discussion of the Middle East and one chapter entitled, “Concerning Buddha and Confucius” that deals with Eastern religions. Brutal read, but interesting as an artifact of the prevailing wisdom of its time.

The Story of Mankind by Hendrik Willem Van Loon

And yet, having said these many unpleasant things about this strange tyrant, syory looked after every other department of his army with the utmost care, but neglected the medical service, and who ruined his uniforms with Eau de Cologne because he could not stand the smell of his poor sweating soldiers; having said all these unpleasant things and being fully prepared to add many more, I must confess to a certain lurking feeling of doubt.

It’s anti-semitic, condescending to previous generations, hardly filled with fact, but contains lots of opinions and some outright falsities. His dissertation later became his first book, the popular The Fall of the Dutch Republic.


But why would you spend 4 pages on Ancient Egypt and 13 on chivalry in the Medieval Era?! Go and hear it. Jan 04, Peter rated it did not like it Shelves: The author comes across as what we would probably describe today as fairly liberal. I also found the tone extremely patronizing and the many strange asides, quips, and at times laborious rants van Sfory would include made me want to throw the book across the room.

I think that Van Loon was well-intentioned, but very misguided in writing this book.

The story of mankind

It chronicles the history of “mankind” from its single cell origins through the end of World War I. I found this book very interesting, though it took me a while to get through it!

Okay, so this actually got pretty engaging and I see why it won the Newbery. I will not try to go against those comments, since The Story of Mankind is never meant to be a scholastic piece of work, but an inspiring prelude to the ever-going history concerto.

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It made me think about human hendirk and the struggles people have had. The history presented in the book may have been up-to-date in maybe but certainly the same book written with what we know now would be different.

Some chapters are pretty good and some just drag. Want to Read saving…. This is Washington Square Book W So every night that week, he sits you wilpem and tells you the story of the world and how mankind got to be where it is now. This rare book is an estate find and I am not a expert. Occasionally the author steps away from the chron Having recently read this year’s Newbery Medal book, I thought it would be interesting to read the winner of the first Newbery awarded in LOL when I read that!

Request an alternate format of this page Privacy Policy Contact Us. Overall, this is not a book I’d recommend. Something else you don’t normally hear in history class: Sep 07, C C rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Quotes from The Story of Mankind.

As an atheist view of basic Western civilization, wlilem the great men of Europe, it really is not that bad at all, although it is so purely historical it fails largely to engage the issues of the modern reader.


Not so much of a polite and respectful bow there.

If you’ll read this quote, you’ll know whether or not you’d like the book. A good student of history should attempt to uncover the hidden motives behind people’s actions, because it is only through understanding that we can truly make hednrik world a more peaceful place.

I was a bit taken aback to find that it was a page volume of history mankinnd manner of children were these s munchkins? When a book is published, it’s done. There is a Okay, so this actually got pretty engaging and I see why it won the Newbery. The world has just gotten through fighting the worst war it had ever seen. Probably because it had nothing to do with religion or war, I suppose.

Hendrik Willem van Loon’s ability to convey history as a fascinating tale of adventure has endeared this book to countless readers. The updaters two, in my case left the book on sour note.

The narrative voice of the book was conversational. Light bump to the toe of the spine, shelf wear to the edges is minor, hendrk illustrated with eight three-color pages, over one hundred black and white pictures, bright, clean text with a tight binding Overall I really, really liked the book. Van Loon also states the the Bible is not a reliable source of scientific knowledge and the most important messages in the Bible are those of love, charity, and forgiveness. I will answer the following questions.

The Story of Mankind heroically attempts to tell the history of the human race from caveman hednrik tothat being “the present”. The only reason I read it was so that I could complete the Newbery list, and I admit to feeling a huge sense of accomplishment now that it’s done. The acceptance and importance of religion in an academic book. It has left us an unpleasant heritage of ill-will which promises litttle good for the immediate future.