Read the full-text online edition of Tolerance (). Hendrik Willem van Loon (January 14, – March 11, ) was a Dutch- American The Story of Wilbur the Hat, , Boni and Liveright; Tolerance, , Boni and Liveright; The Liberation of Mankind: the story of man’s struggle for the. Hendrik van Loon, after considering various definitions of tolerance, said this: Language is one of the most deceptive inventions of the human.

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For van Loon, the modern man in the business suit is not much different mentally or morally tolerancr the hunter-gatherer in skins. Silvia Henrik rated it really liked it Feb 04, Most widely known among these is The Story of Mankind, a history of the world especially for children, which won the first Newbery Medal in He also had an informal style which, particularly in The Story of Mankind, included personal anecdotes.

Almost none is found. If you are confused as to why mankind can’t ever seem to get along, read this book and you’ll see that the problem is A fascinating search for some tolerance somewhere in the history of civilization.

As an illustrator of his own books, he was known for his lively black-and-white drawings and his chronological diagrams. To see hendriik your friends thought of this book, please sign hemdrik.


Liksom en herdinna The Italian songwriter Francesco Guccini has composed a song, dedicated to the memory of his father, who was a gan of van Loon’s works when he was young. Cornell UniversityUniversity of Munich. Women of Early Christianity. 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. Or the ruthless persecution of the Albigensians, the Socinians and other “heretics” over trivial doctrinal differences.

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This article appears to contain trivial, minor, or unrelated references to popular culture. He also had an informal and thought-provoking style which, particularly in The Story of Mankindincluded personal anecdotes.

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Van Loon had a rolerance command of the English language, and the and other editions of “Roget’s International Thesaurus” are dedicated “To the memory of Hendrik Willem Van Loon who month after month, year after year, sent additions and changes for this edition”.

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The Pope, the Kings and the People: Ringer rated it it was amazing Aug 12, A Study in Religious Persecution. The book was later updated by Van Loon and has continued to be updated, first by his son and later by other historians.

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In the end, van Loon ends on a cautionary note, that we should not exult that out times are somehow more progressive and enlightened than those earlier eras hendrk ignorance and superstitions. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information. See if you have enough points for this item.

But if that sounds depressing, van Loon makes up for it with dollops of humor and an irreverent attitude, and a fearless, cheerful iconoclasm.