The Story of Mankind
by Hendrik van Loon
Publisher: Boni and Liveright 1922
Number of pages: 400
This genuinely enjoyable charmer, for history buffs and the historically challenged alike, covers human history from prehistoric times, when our earliest ancestors were learning to communicate with grunts, right through to the issues of the latter 20th century.
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