The Story of Mankind Overview

Hendrik Willem van Loon
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In The Story of Mankind, van Loon traces the history of the human race from the beginning of time through World War I. Accompanying his humorous, personal writing with over 160 illustrations and annotated sketches, he attempts to answer three questions: Who are we? Where do we come from?

Where are we going? Considered a turning point in children's history books, this volume centers on the emergence of the new ideas and trends that significantly changed the course of world events. Because of van Loon's belief that it is more important to "feel" history than to know it, he does not stress dates but urges readers to discover the hidden motives behind actions.

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