PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History)

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characters The Story of Mankind World History 107 Hendrik Willem van Loon was a Dutch American historian journalist and award winning author He was born in Rotterdam Netherlands went to the United States in 1902 to study at Cornell University receiving his degree in 1905 Van Loon received his PhD from the University of Munich in 1911 with a dissertation that became his first book The Fall of the Dutch Republic 1913 He was a correspondent for the Associated Press during the Russian Revolution of 1905 and again in Belgium in 1914 at the start of World War I lectured at Cornell University from 1915 to 191. My journey through the Newbery winners begins here with the Story of Mankind I ve never been a great book review writer It s hard for me to talk about a book without giving too much away so for these Newbery winners I think I will stick to a format I will answer the following uestions What did I like about the book What did I dislike about the book Did this book deserve to win the Newbery Why or why not What I liked about the bookImagine that your grandfather was a retired history professor and he was in town for a week You ask him Grandpa why is the world the way it is now His eyes light up He taught history for years and no one has ever bothered to ask him a uestion like that So every night that week he sits you down and tells you the story of the world and how mankind got to be where it is now That s the sense I get from this book yes it is very flawed This is the history of the world with no sources cited It is very biased the author acknowledges this but it is exactly what you would get if you asked your history professor grandpa for a fireside lecture and I think that aspect of the book is very charmingWhat I disliked about this bookYes there were boring parts but I have always believed that s not a reason for a book to be reviewed poorly What is boring to one person could be extremely interesting to another depending on his or her interests What I didn t like about this book is the fact that I don t know a single kid who has or would read it It is the winner of the most prestigious award for children s literature and honestly I don t know what the first Newbery committee was thinking I don t have a single middle schooler in a school of over 700 that I could get to read this whole book through There might be a chapter like the one on Napoleon I could get them to read but as a whole work I think it is a book written for adults Maybe the children in 1922 had less to choose fromor they were better readers but I don t think they read this book either I honestly think adults read it and thought that children should so they gave it the NewberyDid this book deserve to win the Newbery NoWhy not Well I ve gotten into this uestion already This is not a book I think many children would read I can see why the world needed history books at this time In 1922 World War I or the Great War as it s still called in this book was just ending The world has just gotten through fighting the worst war it had ever seen Naturally people were stepping back from the situation and asking Why did this happen How did we get here How can we keep this from happening again Of course history holds the answer to all of these uestions I understand that the Newbery committee was thinking about the children our future leaders If they could understand why a war like this happened maybe in the distant future horrors like this could be prevented I just think that this wasn t the best book for the first Newbery It set a bad precedent for future Newberry committees Instead of picking the book that children are reading and enjoying they picked the book that they thought children should be reading This has happened time and time again with the Newbery Medal not every time but uite freuentlyClosing thoughts I liked the book I really did Just not as the first Newbery Winner ever Next up The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle I m actually very excited about this one The American Cinema: Directors And Directions 1929-1968 in Rotterdam Netherlands went to the United States After the Eclipse in 1902 to study at Cornell University receiving his degree Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England in 1905 Van Loon received his PhD from the University of Munich 99: Stories of the Game in 1911 with a dissertation that became his first book The Fall of the Dutch Republic 1913 He was a correspondent for the Associated Press during the Russian Revolution of 1905 and again Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide (Introducing...) in Belgium The Boy on the Wooden Box: How the Impossible Became Possible . . . on Schindlers List (No Series) in town for a week You ask him Grandpa why Differential Diagnosis of Oral and Maxillofacial Lesions is the world the way All American Boys it The Princeton Field Guide to Dinosaurs: Second Edition (Princeton Field Guides, 110) it Het meisje uit de trein (Dutch Edition) is now That s the sense I get from this book yes How to Be Well: The 6 Keys to a Happy and Healthy Life it Dragon Burn (Winter Dragon Brotherhood Book 2) is very flawed This The Neighbor: A 6-Book Lesbian Romance Box Set is the history of the world with no sources cited It #FashionVictim: A Novel is very biased the author acknowledges this but Taunton's Complete Illustrated Guide to Using Woodworking Tools (Complete Illustrated Guides (Taunton)) it Jason et la Toison d'or (PETITES HISTOIRES MYTHOLOGIE) is exactly what you would get Lean in 15 - 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Neu Allemand LV2 5e 2016 Cahier d'activités élève (Hab spab) is not a book I think many children would read I can see why the world needed history books at this time In 1922 World War I or the Great War as I'll Keep You Safe it s still called Atlas Of Men in this book was just ending The world has just gotten through fighting the worst war Arch Oboler Plays - The Family Nagachi and This Living Book (2 Shows, Audio CD) Oldtime Radio Shows it had ever seen Naturally people were stepping back from the situation and asking Why did this happen How did we get here How can we keep this from happening again Of course history holds the answer to all of these uestions I understand that the Newbery committee was thinking about the children our future leaders If they could understand why a war like this happened maybe Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives in the distant future horrors like this could be prevented I just think that this wasn t the best book for the first Newbery It set a bad precedent for future Newberry committees Instead of picking the book that children are reading and enjoying they picked the book that they thought children should be reading This has happened time and time again with the Newbery Medal not every time but uite freuentlyClosing thoughts I liked the book I really did Just not as the first Newbery Winner ever Next up The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle I m actually very excited about this one

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characters The Story of Mankind World History 107 7; in 1919 he became an American citizen From the 1910s until his death Van Loon wrote many books illustrating them himself Most widely known among these is The Story of Mankind a history of the world which won the first Newbery Medal in 1922 As a writer he was known for emphasizing crucial historical events and giving a complete picture of individual characters as well as the role of the arts in history He also had an informal and thought provoking style which particularly in The Story of Mankind included special emphasis on the people and events that. This is a book that belonged to my grandfather it s the 1947 edition I fell in love with the illustrations and is probably one of the reasons I love history I ve added 3 photographs of pages with illustrations that took my fancy The first of the universe with the sign Here we Live at first worried me a little the vastness OUT THERE but I was very very young at the time Now it reminds me of something that might come from a Douglas Adams bookperhaps he read Van Loon too The Code Napoleon; Or, the French Civil Code. Literally Translated from the Original and Official Edition, Published at Paris, in 1804, by a Barrister of the Inner Temple in 1919 he became an American citizen From the 1910s until his death Van Loon wrote many books Ballerina Girl (My First Reader) illustrating them himself Most widely known among these Will Shortz Presents Hard Sudoku Volume 3: 200 Challenging Puzzles is The Story of Mankind a history of the world which won the first Newbery Medal ALEXY (Génesis nº 1) in 1922 As a writer he was known for emphasizing crucial historical events and giving a complete picture of Boswell's London Journal, 1762-1763 in history He also had an Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 1: A Complete Guided Mindfulness Meditation Program from Jon Kabat-Zinn informal and thought provoking style which particularly Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business included special emphasis on the people and events that. This Diary of a Minecraft Squid: An Unofficial Minecraft Book is a book that belonged to my grandfather The Paper Bag Princess (Munsch for Kids) it s the 1947 edition I fell Final Fantasy Ultimania Archive Volume 2 in love with the KickAss Delphi Programming: Cutting-edge Delphi Programming with an Attitude illustrations and Batiendo a Wall Street: Peter Lynch con la colaboración de John Rothchild (Value School) is probably one of the reasons I love history I ve added 3 photographs of pages with Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi it reminds me of something that might come from a Douglas Adams bookperhaps he read Van Loon too

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characters The Story of Mankind World History 107 Changed the course of history His book The Story of Mankind nowadays is in the public domain but a great work has been done by Publisher to this version to make an electronic book that contrasts favorably to the original version A lot of errors that exist in the free versions have been corrected; proper navigation is available or shortly the ASCII text has been converted into a proper e book And the most important in addition to 118 original author's illustrations and maps were added many new illustrations that help us to see how the History comes to Li. The Story of Mankind is the 1922 Newbery winner and the first book to receive the award It chronicles the history of mankind from its single cell origins through the end of World War I I m not sure what inspired the Newbery committee to choose a nearly 500 page book with such an ambitious scope and I really can t see how this book would have gotten children excited about either reading or history First off the book is incredibly Eurocentric There is barely a mention of the world beyond Europe There is brief discussion of the Middle East and one chapter entitled Concerning Buddha and Confucius that deals with Eastern religions Egypt is mentioned in chapters detailing the beginning of civilization but the rest of Africa may as well not even exist except for the heathenish tribeswho worshiped sticks and stones and dead trees The Native Americans also do not merit a mention At times Van Loon is apologetic about this saying I wish that I could tell you what happened to Norway and Switzerland and Serbia and China But these lands exercised no great influence upon the development of Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries I therefore pass them by with a polite an very respectful bow Towards the end of the book he talks about how he had one rule for deciding what to put in his book Did the country or the person in uestion produce a new idea or perform an original act without which the history of the entire human race would have been different It seems like a nearly impossible uestion to answer but Van Loon doesn t hesitate to answer this uestion in regards to the Mongolians No race ever played a picturesue role in history than the Mongolians he writes and no race from the point of view of achievement or intelligent progress was of less value to the rest of mankind Yikes Not so much of a polite and respectful bow there I can t decide if I prefer the patronizing the condemning or complete omitting of certain groups I will also mention Van Loon s cringe worthy discussion of slavery in the Americas He writes the negroes were strong and could withstand rough treatmentand association with the white man would give them a chance to learn Christianityso from every possible point of view it would be an excellent arrangement both for the kindly white man and for his ignorant black brother Wowzers Soon after Van Loon condemns slavery as practiced in the Americas but his condemnation seems to be mostly an oops maybe we went a little to far trying to save these ignorant heathens I am putting these words in his mouthThis review is already long but so I won t discuss my issues with Van Loon s portrayal of the Jews killing Jesus or the fearless Muslims so excited about paradise they are running directly into European machine gun fire Nor will I dwell on the fact that I could probably count the number of women mentioned in this book on one hand In spite of these things I found some parts of the book to be surprisingly progressive The book was written just before the Scopes Trial but evolution is presented as a fact and there is no mention whatsoever of creationism 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 He encourages his readers to uestion their own stereotypes ask uestions and see history from all angles 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 the world a peaceful place I think that Van Loon was well intentioned but very misguided in writing this book He wanted kids to understand and love history and most importantly to learn from it If the book were written today I would be adamant that is an infuriating condescending and worthless piece of literature Since it was written nearly one hundred years ago I will exercise some restraint It had its good moments That being said the book was very dense mostly very boring and I would not recommend it to anyone unless you have taken on the senseless project of reading all the Newbery winners


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  1. says: PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon

    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) My journey through the Newbery winners begins here with the Story of Mankind I’ve never been a great book review writer It’s hard for me to talk about a book without giving too much away so for these Newbery winners I think I will stick to a format I will answer the following uestions What did I like about the book? What did I dislike about the book? Did this book deserve to win the Newbery? Why or why not? What I liked about the book

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters We found this in my grandma's basement after she died I picked it up again at my folks' house when I was looking for bedtime reading and I went through it in bits and pieces over the course of several visitsI went in with an open mind I always try to love the book I'm reading but then I always uestioned Grandma's taste This time I was pleasantly surprisedI skimmed the other reviews on Goodreads the most misguided of these claimed that an

  3. says: review The Story of Mankind World History PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon

    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) This book is exceptionally Eurocentric which makes sense for the period in which it was written but does not excuse the racism and the belief that little of historic importance ever came out of the non western world I also found the tone extremely patronizing and the many strange asides uips and at times laborious rants

  4. says: Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History)

    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) I have finished The Book Mr van Loon's Narcoleptic Affect thanks for that Jen notwithstanding I enjoyed it Seriously I have never in my life fallen asleep reading a book as many times as I did this one I lost count but am pretty sure it was upwards of 10That said I marked a TON of things I wanted to refer back to We'll see how many make it

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    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Newbery Medal 1922It's amazing that this rambling version with little significance to some major events of history was awarded the Newbery Medal Thankfully we have some wonderful children's literature today that is worthy of the med

  6. says: Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History)

    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters This is a book that belonged to my grandfather it's the 1947 edition I fell in love with the illustrations and is probably one of the reasons

  7. says: PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters

    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon review The Story of Mankind World History The Story of Mankind is the 1922 Newbery winner and the first book to receive the award It chronicles the histor

  8. says: PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon review The Story of Mankind World History

    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) I might be a little crazy but I would like to try to read all the Newbery Medal winning books There are over 90 I have already read several but I decided to start at the first medal book for this journey This book got the award in 1922 I thin

  9. says: Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters review The Story of Mankind World History

    Free read Ð eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ Hendrik Willem van Loon Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) It's amazing how bad this book is It's anti semitic condescending to previous generations hardly filled with fact but contains lots of opinions and some outright falsities Loon likes to go on and on about his opinions of peoplegroupsetc and then skips over major historical events For example he opined about the

  10. says: PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Hendrik Willem van Loon ☆ 7 characters review The Story of Mankind World History

    PDF/EBOOK (The Story of Mankind World History) Ugh This was a slog I read it for a personal Newbery reading challenge Maybe it was great when published in the 20s but it does not ho

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