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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age

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At Will Durant?s death at 96, in 1981, his personal papers were dispersed among relatives, collectors, and archive houses. Twenty years later, scholar John Little discovered the previously unknown manuscript ofHeroes of History in Durant?s granddaughter?s garage. Written shortly before he died, these 21 essays serve as an abbreviated version of Durant?s best-selling, 11-volume series, The Story of Civilization. Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization ? from Confucius to Shakespeare, from the Roman Empire to the Reformation ? spanning thousands of years of human history. A volume of life-enhancing wit and wisdom, Heroes of History draws upon Durant's expansive knowledge and singular ability to translate distant events and complex ideas into easily accessible principles.

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America's favorite teacher surveys human history by examining the lives of the most influential people of all time. In the tradition of his own bestselling master-pieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durant here traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Figures as diverse as Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Lorenzo de Medici are treated with both reverence and realism. This is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism, complete with Durant's wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, exciting terms.

Synopsis:

At Will Durant's death his personal papers were dispersed among relatives, collectors, and archive houses. Twenty years later, scholar John Little discovered the previously unknown manuscript of "Heroes of History in Durant's granddaughter's garage. Written shortly before he died, these 21 essays serve as an abbreviated version of Durant's best-selling, 11-volume series, "The Story of Civilization. Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization--from Confucius to Shakespeare, from the Roman Empire to the Reformation--spanning thousands of years of human history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781572703445
performance Read:
Little, John
Publisher:
Audiogo
Read:
Little, John
Narrated:
Gardner, Grover
Author:
Gardner, Grover
Author:
Durant, Will
Location:
Auburn, Calif.
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Talking book collection.
Subject:
History - World
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
Intellectual life -- History.
Subject:
World History-Western Civilization
Edition Description:
Unabridged Edition
Series:
Audio Editions
Series Volume:
no. 1998/247
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Pages:
10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr
Dimensions:
5.8 x 5 in 11 oz

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Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age
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Product details 10 sound discs (ca. 12 hr pages Mystery Masters - English 9781572703445 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , America's favorite teacher surveys human history by examining the lives of the most influential people of all time. In the tradition of his own bestselling master-pieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durant here traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Figures as diverse as Buddha, Confucius, Jesus, and Lorenzo de Medici are treated with both reverence and realism. This is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism, complete with Durant's wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, exciting terms.
"Synopsis" by , At Will Durant's death his personal papers were dispersed among relatives, collectors, and archive houses. Twenty years later, scholar John Little discovered the previously unknown manuscript of "Heroes of History in Durant's granddaughter's garage. Written shortly before he died, these 21 essays serve as an abbreviated version of Durant's best-selling, 11-volume series, "The Story of Civilization. Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization--from Confucius to Shakespeare, from the Roman Empire to the Reformation--spanning thousands of years of human history.
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