The Lessons of History by Will Durant audiobook

The Lessons of History

By Will Durant and Ariel Durant
Edited and introduced by John Little
Commentary by Will Durant and Ariel Durant
Read by Grover Gardner

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781572703964

  • ISBN: 9780792769910

  • ISBN: 9780792769927

Runtime: 5.58 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful eleven-volume Story of Civilization. In this compact summation of their work, Will and Ariel Durant share the vital and profound lessons of our collective past. Their perspective, gained after a lifetime of thinking and writing about the history of humankind, is an invaluable resource for us today. The rare archival recordings of the Durants in conversation, made from 1957–1977, illuminate our present condition and offer insightful guidance for the future.                                          

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Editorial Reviews

“Prime historical data and observations of humanity’s past and its potential future…rich and witty counterpoints…This classic, influential work is handled impressively.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Will Durant

Author Bio: Will Durant

Will Durant (1885–1981) was an award-winning American writer, historian, and philosopher. He and his wife were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution, and he was a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Durant spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume Story of Civilization, the later volumes with the help of his wife, Ariel. He sought to revitalize history by unifying and humanizing the great body of historical knowledge, which had become voluminous and fragmented into esoteric subcategories. He also strove to bring philosophy to the common man. Durant was a champion of human rights, social reform, and the brotherhood of man long before they became well-known issues.

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Author Bio: Ariel Durant

Author Bio: Ariel Durant

Ariel Durant (1898–1981) was a Russian-born American researcher and writer and the coauthor of the eleven-volume Story of Civilization with her husband Will Durant. Ariel and Will Durant were jointly awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977. Ariel was named the 1977 Woman of the Year by the city of Los Angeles.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English