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  • The Lessons of History

  • Written by: Will, Ariel Durant
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 5 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful 11-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.

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  • Great book!

  • By Agata on 2018-11-09

Interesting ideas deriving from the broadest point of view any author could take

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Reviewed: 2017-11-13

Looking back as far as human stepped on the earth, the authors share their view about history patterns. This bird's eye view litterally take us away, giving birth to reflexions on the necessary objective conditions for human civilization such as how to restrain the source of almost all problems a civilization can be affliged of: human nature.

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