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The Lessons of History

By: Will Durant, Ariel Durant

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Paperback : 128 pages
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group (February 2010)
ISBN - 10 : 143914995X
ISBN - 13 : 9781439149959
Product Dimensions : 5.60 (w) x 8.48 (h) x 0.33 (d)
Subjects : History, Philosophy of, Civilization - General & Miscellaneous

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WILL DURANT (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent over 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, through his writings, continues to educate and entertain readers the world over.

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. For more information on their work, visit www.willdurant.com.


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.

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This series of 13 essays on the themes and underlying lessons of history was originally written as part of the authors' 11-volume The Story of Civilization 1935-75. The Durants begin by summarizing periods and trends in history. They examine morals and draw conclusions by looking into changes in economics, politics, military customs, and even geographic location. Russ Holcomb reads these essays in a clear, pleasant voice, bringing life and interest to this brief overview of 5000 years of history. For general collections.-Miriam Kahn, Columbus, Ohio

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The late Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant (The Story of Civilization) first published this exploration into the history of humankind and civilization in 1968. In this expanded audio edition (accompanied by an S. & S. paperback reissue), chapters are interspersed with archival recordings of the husband and wife further explaining their vast findings, many of which remain relevant today. Actor/director/narrator Grover Gardner (grovergardner.blogspot.com) presents this often dense material in a distinct, accessible manner. As the Durants examine history from a range of perspectives—including race, character, and religion—Lessons verges into political incorrectness at times, but this is understandable, considering its publication date. This expanded edition, winner of Publishers Weekly's Listen Up Award, is recommended for listeners with a serious interest in history and philosophy. It is especially valuable for its incorporation of commentary from the authors, who both died in 1981.—Risa Getman, Hendrick Hudson Free Lib., Montrose, NY

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