Winner of the 1st John Newbery Medal, this is Hendrik van Loon's popular vintage, up-to-date for the twenty-first century.
First released in 1921, The tale of Mankind has charmed generations of readers of every age with its heat, simplicity, and knowledge. starting with the origins of human existence and sweeping ahead to light up all of historical past, Hendrik van Loon's incomparable prose enlivens the characters and occasions of all ages. His targeted skill to exhibit background as a desirable story of experience has endeared the ebook to numerous readers and has accorded it a different position in publishing historical past. This new edition, which keeps van Loon's unique illustrations, has been cited to this point by way of John Merriman, professor of background at Yale collage. It contains crucial advancements of the final decades-including area exploration, the emergence of the constructing nations, the chilly struggle, the web, and the fantastic advances we now have witnessed in medication and technological know-how - and appears ahead into the chance of the twenty-first century.