The Story of Mankind

Narrated by: Michael Richards
Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins

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The Story of Mankind by Hendrik van Loon was written to teach young people the history of the human race in an engaging way, in order to encourage them to investigate further. Published in 1921, the book was awarded the Newbery Medal for an outstanding contribution to children's literature the next year. The author considered the findings of anthropology and the record of history in the development of civilization from the rise of the caveman to the 20th century. He decided on what to include or omit based on the question of whether an historical person or event had a lasting effect on the history of civilization. The Story of Mankind is a treasure trove of insight and information on the foundations of Western thought and culture which covers the development of art, music, literature, culture, and civilization itself in the Western world.

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