The Story of Mankind

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Hendrik Van Loon

Narrated By: LibriVox Volunteers

Publisher: LibriVox

Date: January 2016

Duration: 13 hours 31 minutes


Relates the story of western civilization from earliest times through the beginning of the twentieth century, with special emphasis on the people and events that changed the course of history. Portrays in vivid prose the achievements of mankind in the areas of art and discovery, as well as the political forces leading to the modern nation-states. Richly illustrated with drawings by the author. Winner of the first Newbery Award in 1922, The Story of Mankind has introduced generations of children to the pageant of world history. (Summary from


Story of Mankind

by Hendrik Van Loon

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Story of Mankind, Hendrik Van Loon