Lessons of History

Lessons of History

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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.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2010.
ISBN: 9781439149959
143914995X
Characteristics: 117 p. ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Durant, Ariel

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Bududo
Dec 29, 2018

This is a real gem of a book. Although this slim book was written some 50 years ago, the distilled observations ring true and remain soundly based in light of more recent developments. The authors have a wonderful phrasing of the language and a clear passion for the study human civilization.

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eighthafpierce
Dec 10, 2016

Great research into the history of Civilization, why they blossom, how they erode and fall apart. If you love reading history and look for trends you will enjoy this book... the Durants did a very fine job.

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

A very insightful book. Definitely gets you thinking about a lot of new ideas. I'd recommend it!

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squinton
Jun 08, 2013

“The present is the past rolled up for action, and the past is the present unrolled for understanding.”

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