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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.

Synopsis:

Available for the first time in paperback, The Lessons of History is Will and Ariel Durant's celebrated collection on the themes that define history.

About the Author

Will Durant (1885–1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent more than fifty years writing his critically acclaimed eleven-volume series, The Story of Civilization (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). A champion of human rights issues, such as the brotherhood of man and social reform, long before such issues were popular, Durant’s writing still educates and entertains readers around the world. Will and Ariel Durant, after spending over fifty years completing the critically acclaimed series The Story of Civilization, were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968. In 1977, the Durants were presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  Champions of human rights and social reform, the Durants continue to educate and entertain readers the world over.&  

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

I. Hesitations

II. History and the Earth

III. Biology and History

IV. Race and History

V. Character and History

VI. Morals and History

VII. Religion and History

VIII. Economics and History

IX. Socialism and History

X. Government and History

XI. History and War

XII. Growth and Decay

XIII. Is Progress Real?

Bibliographical Guide

Notes

Index

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bbrosius, December 1, 2011 (view all comments by bbrosius)
I really enjoyed this book. I am on my second reading of it. The audio book has the Durant's comments after each chapter. If you keep in mind when it was writen, you can gain alot of insite.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781439149959
Author:
Durant, Will
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Author:
Durant, Ariel
Subject:
History -- Philosophy.
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-General
Subject:
World
Subject:
will durant history book, story of civilization, ancient civilizations, will durant series, ariel durant,
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20100231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 4.13 oz

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