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Hendrik Willem van Loon (1882–1944)

Forfatter af The Story of Mankind

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Hendrik Willem van Loon was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on January 14, 1882. He immigrated to the United States in 1902 and attended Cornell University, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1905. After graduating, he became a news correspondent for the Associated Press. He reported from vis mere Russia on the Russian Revolution in 1905 and from Belgium during World War I in 1914. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Munich in 1911. His dissertation, The Fall of the Dutch Republic, was published as a book in 1913. He lectured at Cornell University on European History from 1915-1917 and served as the Department Head of Social Sciences at Antioch College, Ohio from 1921-1922. He was an author, historian, and illustrator. His wrote about 40 books during his lifetime including The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom, The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators, Report to Saint Peter, and The Story of Mankind, which received the Newberry Medal in 1922. During World War II, he broadcast speeches to the Netherlands. For his contributions during the war, Queen Wilhelmina, the Dutch queen, knighted him in 1942. He died on March 11, 1944 at the age of 62. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
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Værker af Hendrik Willem van Loon

The Story of Mankind (1997) 1,586 eksemplarer
The Arts (1777) 497 eksemplarer
Van Loon's Lives (1942) 364 eksemplarer
The Life and Times of Rembrandt (1777) — Forfatter — 217 eksemplarer
The Story of the Bible (1923) 158 eksemplarer
America (1927) 130 eksemplarer
The Story of the Pacific (1940) 29 eksemplarer
Report to Saint Peter (1947) 23 eksemplarer
Christmas Carols (1937) 13 eksemplarer
The Message of the Bells (1940) 13 eksemplarer
The Fall of the Dutch Republic (1924) 12 eksemplarer
My School Books (1939) 12 eksemplarer
An Elephant Up a Tree (1933) 10 eksemplarer
Invasion (1940) 9 eksemplarer
The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom (1915) 9 eksemplarer
The Songs America Sings (1939) 9 eksemplarer
The Romance of Discovery (1917) 7 eksemplarer
The Last of the Troubadours (1939) 6 eksemplarer
Our Cornell (1939) 3 eksemplarer
A World Divided Is a World Lost (1935) 3 eksemplarer
Christmas carols 2 eksemplarer
Witches and Witch-Finders. (1923) 2 eksemplarer
Multiplex Man 1 eksemplar
Istoria omenirii 1 eksemplar
Van Loons Geography 1 eksemplar
Van Loon on the Air 1 eksemplar
La geografia 1 eksemplar
Detroit Red Wings (2014) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Tåbelighedens lovprisning (1509) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver3,951 eksemplarer
The New Junior Classics Volume 08: Stories From History (1938) — Bidragyder — 198 eksemplarer
This Is My Best (1942) — Bidragyder — 188 eksemplarer
Family Treasury of Great Biographies Volume 01 (1970) — Forfatter — 67 eksemplarer
If It Had Happened Otherwise (1931) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
The Story of Mankind [1957 film] (1975) — Original book — 10 eksemplarer

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The winner of the first John Newbery Medal, originally published in 1921. "The Story of Mankind" sweeps from the origins of human life to contemporary times. This version has incorporated recent events through the end of the 20th century. Drawings and maps.
PlumfieldCH | 21 andre anmeldelser | Mar 14, 2024 |
The concept of "inviting" famous persons from history for dinner is an interesting way of presenting history to the general public.

Regretfully the author had to spoil his work by interrupting the story to expound his biases and prejudices, some of which come across as very dated nowadays.
Brazgo67 | 11 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
Colonialist, sexist, incomplete, but I did learn something about history from van Loon.
mykl-s | 21 andre anmeldelser | Apr 23, 2023 |
It's been a long time since I read this, but every now and then it pops into my memory. Today I went and looked it up at the library for old times' sake.
It's a history-ish book... by which I mean, it's about a couple of fellows who are miraculously able to invite any historical figure they want to have dinner with them. Two things from it have always stuck in my mind: when Robespierre comes and makes a little guillotine to cut up his oranges, and when Emily Dickinson comes and secretes herself in an upstairs room, sending notes and poems floating down through the floorboards.
It's very odd book, and extremely long. Many hundreds of pages. I can't remember why I checked it out exactly, I think I heard mention of it somewhere online years ago, then went and located it at my college library. It hadn't been checked out for over twenty years, I think. Indeed, a very obscure and unusual book.
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Alishadt | 11 andre anmeldelser | Feb 25, 2023 |



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