The World of William Penn

The World of William Penn

By: Genevieve Foster
Published by: Charles Scribner's Sons
Publication Date: 1973
Series: Genevieve Foster's World Books

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Continuing her unique approach to "horizontal history," Genevieve Foster sets out to explore the wide world of William Penn—a world which reached from the courtyards of the Sun King to the Great Wall of China. Holland and France, science and the arts, selflessness and the lust for power: these are only some of the motifs in a story which brings drama to history by way of biography.

At the heart of the story stands William Penn, with his good sense, inquiring mind, and devotion to the cause of peace. Looking at the world as he must have known it, we may learn to know William Penn himself.

Mrs. Foster's simple and warm illustrations mirror the liveliness of her text, which is one that young students, and even young non-students, will find a welcome addition to her long list of "horizontal histories."

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The World of William Penn Reprint

The World of William Penn
Reprinted in 2008 by Beautiful Feet Books
Available formats: Paperback
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This edition was not expanded. It is identical to the original.

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