Lessons of History

Lessons of History

Details

Author(s)
Will Durant
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
140 x 215 x 9mm | 126g
Publication date
16 Feb 2010
Publisher
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
143914995X
ISBN13
9781439149959
Bestsellers rank
813

Description

In this illuminating and thoughtful book, Will and Ariel Durant have succeeded in distilling for the reader the accumulated store of knowledge and experience from their five decades of work on the eleven monumental volumes of The Story of Civilization. The result is a survey of human history, full of dazzling insights into the nature of human experience, the evolution of civilization, and the culture of man. With the completion of their life's work, they look back and ask what history has to say about the nature, the conduct and the prospects of man, seeking in the great lives, the great ideas, the great events of the past for the meaning of man's long journey through war, conquest and creation - and for the great themes that can help us to understand our own era.


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