Start your review of Tolerance Write a review Jul 23, Krishna rated it it was amazing This is truly a remarkable book, by an author perhaps better known today in China going by the number of editions of this book available there than in the West. It is a sweeping history of the world, told in simple language with entertaining humor and wide erudition. Unlike optimists who see the arc of history bending This is truly a remarkable book, by an author perhaps better known today in China going by the number of editions of this book available there than in the West. Unlike optimists who see the arc of history bending toward justice, van Loon seems to contemplate an unchanging human nature, but with enough goodness in it that all hope is never lost.
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In the picture from the left are former president Herbert Hoover chairman of the Finland-committee , Dr. The newlyweds moved to Germany, where van Loon received his Ph. Van Loon had two later marriages, to Eliza Helen Jimmie Criswell in and playwright Frances Goodrich Ames in , but after a divorce from Ames he returned to Criswell it is debatable whether or not they remarried ; she inherited his estate in From the s until his death, Van Loon wrote many books, illustrating them himself.
Best remembered among these is The Story of Mankind , a history of the world intended for children, which won the first Newbery Medal in The book was later updated by Van Loon and has continued to be updated, first by his son and later by other historians. However, he also wrote many other very popular books aimed at young adults. 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 personal anecdotes. As an illustrator of his own books, he was known for his lively black-and-white drawings and his chronological diagrams. In and , he was a professor of history at Antioch College.
Roosevelt , in whose presidential campaign he worked, calling on Americans to fight totalitarianism. Supposed etymology of the word " mother " in The Story of Mankind , by Hendrik van Loon A list of works by van Loon, with first publication dates and publishers. Palgrave Macmillan.
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Or in the case of hapless Michael Servetus, burning at the stake. When I finished it, by wife began reading it. The Evolution of Empires. About Hendrik Willem van Loon. Hendrik Willem van Loon.
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Wishing to connect with potential allies in his battle against wishful thinking, in van Loon signed the membership book at All Souls. There is no Guidance. A Short Introduction to Constantine the Great. Because of the success of his early books, van Loon was able to devote the second half of his life to writing. It really does not matter very much. A Short Introduction to Saint Anselm. Hdndrik became an American citizen in Return to Book Page.
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