Hendrik Willem van Loon

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Hendrik Willem van Loon
Nascimento 14 de janeiro de 1882
Morte 11 de março de 1944 (62 anos)
Nacionalidade Países Baixos Neerlandês
Ocupação Historiador e jornalista
Prémios Medalha Newbery 1922

Hendrik Willem van Loon (14 de janeiro de 1882 - 11 de março de 1944) foi um historiador e jornalista neerlandês.

Foi reconhecido no mundo inteiro pelos muitos livros que escreveu e ilustrou.[1] Dentre eles, podemos mencionar The Story of America e The Story of the Bible (A História da Bíblia, traduzido no Brasil por Monteiro Lobato), além de A História da Humanidade. Van Loon foi professor do Antioch College e deu aulas em Harvard, em Cornell e na Universidade de Munique.

Trabalhos[editar | editar código-fonte]

Uma lista de obras de van Loon, com datas de primeira publicação e editores.

  • The Fall of the Dutch Republic, 1913, Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • The Rise of the Dutch Kingdom, 1915, Doubleday Page & Co.
  • The Golden Book of the Dutch Navigators, 1916, The Century Co.
  • A Short History of Discovery: From the Earliest Times to the Founding of Colonies in the American Continent, 1917, David McKay
  • Ancient man; the Beginning of Civilizations, 1920, Boni and Liveright
  • The Story of Mankind, 1921, Boni and Liveright
  • The Story of the Bible, 1923, Boni and Liveright
  • Witches and Witch-Finders, 1923, article from the June 1923 Mentor Magazine
  • The Story of Wilbur the Hat, 1925, Boni and Liveright
  • Tolerance, 1925, Boni and Liveright
  • The Liberation of Mankind: the story of man's struggle for the right to think, 1926, Boni and Liveright
  • America: The Story of America from the very beginning up to the present, 1927, Boni and Liveright
  • Adriaen Block, 1928, Block Hall
  • Multiplex man, or the Story of Survival through Invention, 1928, Jonathan Cape
  • Life and Times of Peter Stuyvesant, 1928, Henry Holt
  • Man the Miracle Maker, 1928, Horace Liveright
  • R. v. R.: the Life and Times of Rembrandt van Rijn, 1930, Horace Liveright
  • If the Dutch Had Kept Nieuw Amsterdam, in If, Or History Rewritten, editado por J. C. Squire, 1931, Simon & Schuster
  • Van Loon's Geography: The Story of the World We Live In, 1932, Simon & Schuster
  • To Have or to Be—Take Your Choice, John Day (1932)
  • "Gold" 1933, article from the Cosmopolitan March 1933
  • An Elephant Up a Tree, 1933, Simon & Schuster
  • An Indiscreet Itinerary or How the Unconventional Traveler Should See Holland by one who was actually born there and whose name is Hendrik Willem Van Loon, 1933, Harcourt, Brace
  • The Home of Mankind: the story of the world we live in, 1933, George G. Harrap
  • The story of inventions: Man, the Miracle Maker, 1934, Horace Liveright
  • Ships: and How They Sailed the Seven Seas (5000 B.C.-A.D.1935), 1935, Simon & Schuster
  • Around the World With the Alphabet, 1935, Simon & Schuster
  • Air-Storming: A Collection of 40 Radio Talks, 1935, Harcourt, Brace
  • Love me not, 1935
  • A World Divided is a World Lost, 1935, Cosmos Publishing Co.
  • The Songs We Sing (com Grace Castagnetta), 1936, Simon & Schuster
  • The Arts (com ilustrações musicais de Grace Castagnetta), 1937, Simon & Schuster
  • Christmas Carols (com Grace Castagnetta), 1937, Simon & Schuster
  • Observations on the mystery of print and the work of Johann Gutenberg, 1937, Book Manufacturer's Institute/New York Times
  • Our Battle: Being One Man's Answer to "My Battle" by Adolf Hitler, 1938, Simon & Schuster
  • How to Look at Pictures: a Short History of Painting, 1938, National Committee for Art Appreciation
  • Folk Songs of Many Lands (with Grace Castagnetta), 1938, Simon & Schuster
  • The Last of the Troubadours: The Life and Music of Carl Michael Bellman 1740-1795 (com Grace Castagnetta), 1939, Simon & Schuster
  • The Songs America Sings (with Grace Castagnetta), 1939, Simon & Schuster
  • My School Books, 1939, E. I. du Pont de Nemours
  • Invasion, being the personal recollections of what happened to our own family and to some of our friends during the first forty-eight hours of that terrible incident in our history which is now known as the great invasion and how we escaped with our lives, 1940, Harcourt, Brace
  • The Story of the Pacific, 1940, George G. Harrap
  • The Life and Times of Johann Sebastian Bach, 1940, Simon & Schuster
  • Good Tidings (with Christmas songs by Grace Castegnetta), 1941, American Artists Group
  • The Praise of Folly by Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, with a short life of the Author by Hendrik Willem van Loon of Rotterdam who also illustrated the Book, 1942
  • Van Loon's Lives: Being a true and faithful account of a number of highly interesting meetings with certain historical personages, from Confucius and Plato to Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson, about whom we had always felt a great deal of curiosity and who came to us as dinner guests in a bygone year, 1942, Simon & Schuster
  • Christmas Songs, 1942
  • The Message of the Bells (com música de Grace Castagnetta), 1942, New York Garden City
  • Fighters for Freedom: the Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson and Simon Bolivar, 1943, Dodd, Mead & Co.
  • The Life and Times of Scipio Fulhaber, Chef de Cuisine, 1943
  • Adventures and Escapes of Gustavus Vasa, and how they carried him from his rather obscure origin to the throne of Sweden, 1945
  • Report to Saint Peter, upon the kind of world in which Hendrik Willem van Loon spent the first years of his life - uma autobiografia inacabada, publicada postumamente, 1947, Simon & Schuster


  1. «The arts» (em eng). Internet Archive. Consultado em 22 de dezembro de 2021 
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