The Lessons of History

Author:   Professor Grover Gardner ,  John Little, Dr ,  Professor Grover Gardner
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition:   abridged edition
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9780792769927


Publication Date:   01 February 2010
Format:   Audio  Audio Format
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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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Author:   Professor Grover Gardner ,  John Little, Dr ,  Professor Grover Gardner
Publisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Imprint:   Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition:   abridged edition
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 1.50cm , Length: 17.00cm
Weight:   0.113kg
ISBN:  

9780792769927


ISBN 10:   0792769929
Publication Date:   01 February 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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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. 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. Grover Gardner is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the Best Voices of the Century and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards. John Little is considered to be one of the world's foremost authorities on Bruce Lee and Will Durant. He's the only person who has ever been authorized to review the entirety of Lee's personal notes, sketches, and reading annotations, giving him an insider's look at Lee's training methods and philosophies.

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