Born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the son of Elisabeth Johanna Hanken and Hendrik Willem van Loon, Hendrik Willem was baptized a. Author, historian, journalist, illustrator, educator, radio commentator. He was a Dutch-American, who authored nearly 50 books in his lifetime. From the time he. Author, historian, journalist, illustrator, educator, radio commentator. He was a Dutch-American, who authored nearly 50 books in his lifetime. From the time he.
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Supposed etymology of the word " mother " in The Story of Mankindby Hendrik van Loon A list of works by van Loon, with first publication dates and publishers.
A Short History of Discovery: Harrap The story of inventions: But he overcame all these difficulties through his absolute and unshakable belief in his own destiny, and in his own glorious future.
Ambition was the main-spring of his life When he was a half-pay lieutentant, young Bonaparte was very fond of the "Lives of Famous Men" which Plutarch, the Greek historian, had written.
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Picturing History: Hendrik Willem van Loon | Illustrations from 'The Story of Mankind'
He was a Dutch-American, who authored nearly 50 books in his lifetime. A professor of history at Cornell and Antioch, van Loon is best known for his prodigious output of popular histories, many written for children. Although van Loon served briefly on the vestry, he regarded the worship hendrik willem van loon as dispensable "hors d'oeuvres.
Van Loon earned his Ph. Although few copies of either book were sold, van Loon was praised by at least one reviewer for daring to "write history as if he enjoyed it.
He became hendrik willem van loon American citizen in He returned to Cornell as a lecturer in history, His flamboyant presentations were popular with students but failed to prepare them to pass departmental exams.
Accordingly, his peers judged him an inept instructor and ill-suited to a scholarly career. Although he later served as head hendrik willem van loon the Department of Social Sciences at Antioch College, Ohio,he henceforth regarded his academic colleagues as petty adversaries determined to persecute him for his popularity.
The activities of "Joshua of Nazareth," told using the device of an exchange of letters between a Roman physician and his nephew, are depicted as a political rather than a spiritual matter, with no mention of miraculous works.
Hendrik Willem van Loon (Author of The Story of Mankind)
Such heresies reportedly deterred a number of libraries from acquiring the book. Gerard van Loon thought that his father, had done "his best with material that basically bored him.
Van Loon's tendency to insert himself hendrik willem van loon his narratives was a source of entertainment to some readers and of vexation to others.
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A more serious charge against van Loon was the sloppiness of his scholarship. He manufactured details to aid his narrative, perpetrated anachronisms, and committed other mistakes.
Insisting that his own belief in his text was sufficient, he regarded editors and proofreaders as interfering nuisances. His partisans argued that, as he made history come to life, his factual errors were inconsequential.