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A wise and witty compendium of the greatest thoughts, greatest minds, and greatest books of all time -- listed in accessible and succinct form -- by one of the world's greatest scholars. From the "Hundred Best Books" to the "Ten Greatest Thinkers" to the "Ten Greatest Poets," here is a concise collection of the world's most significant knowledge. For the better part of a century, Will Durant dwelled upon -- and wrote about -- the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. His selections have finally been brought together in a single, compact volume. Durant eloquently defends his choices of the greatest minds and ideas, but he also stimulates readers into forming their own opinions, encouraging them to shed their surroundings and biases and enter "The Country of the Mind," a timeless realm where the heroes of our species dwell. From a thinker who always chose to exalt the positive in the human species, The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time stays true to Durant's optimism. This is a book containing the absolute best of our heritage, passed on for the benefit of future generations. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple and exciting terms, this is a pocket-size liberal arts and humanist curriculum in one volume.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2002-11-07
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439107140

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In this remarkable little book, Will Durant answers the questions that most people would have wanted to ask him - what are the conclusions he drew from the experience of a long lifetime; what eras, individuals, and achievements stand out as being the most significant? Who, for example, could be legitimately classified as the greatest thinkers in human history? Who were the truly great poets, the ones that plucked notes upon heartstrings that continue to resonate hundreds and thousands of years after their passing? And what are the absolute best books one should read in order to receive a meaningful - and useful - education? As Will Durant was repeatedly asked to "weigh in" on such matters, he, over the course of his career, responded to the increasing public demand for such qualified assessments by putting pen to paper and crafting a series of essays containing his personal rankings of human achievement. These essays have been brought together for the first time in this book.

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Genre: History
Author: Will Durant
Publisher:
Release: 2002-11-07
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: UOM:39015055879020

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This book is based on the wonderful book "The Greatest Minds and Ideas of All Time" by the late author Will Durant. It offers you a quick read version of some of the best sections of the full version without investing too much time into the reading of it. This is a great quick read for those whose time is very precious to them and they have little of it to spare. By reading this summary of Will Durant's full version you will get a taste and be delighted in the parts that are shared with you. We have cut through the fillers areas of the book and are delivering you the juicy bits that you want to relish the flavor of. Why Should You Download this Book? You should consider downloading this book if you know you are someone that never seems to get a full version of a book read. If you enjoy the topic of human history then this book will take you on a wonderful journey throughout human history. It is filled with prohuman stories, highlighting our achievements as a species rather than our short comings and downfalls. Generally people are usually quick to point out others mistakes in life, but for a refreshing change we are going to address the brighter more positive side to the human story. Learn About: Durant's Personal Rankings of:... Some of the Greatest Thinkers Some of the Greatest Poets Some of the Best books for an education Some Vital dates in World History and much, much more! Would You Like To Know More?Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

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Author: Abookaday
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2016-07-26
File: 30 Pages
ISBN-13: 1535284501

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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.

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Genre: History
Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2012-08-21
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439170199

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Praised as a “revelatory” book by The Wall Street Journal, this is the last and most personal work of Pulitzer Prize–winning author and historian Will Durant, discovered thirty-two years after his death. The culmination of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, Fallen Leaves is the distilled wisdom of one of the world’s greatest minds, a man with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. Over the course of Durant’s career he received numerous letters from “curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate.” With Fallen Leaves, his final book, he at last accepted their challenge. In twenty-two short chapters, Durant addresses everything from youth and old age to religion, morals, sex, war, politics, and art. Fallen Leaves is “a thought-provoking array of opinions” (Publishers Weekly), offering elegant prose, deep insights, and Durant’s revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species. In Durant’s singular voice, here is a message of insight for everyone who has ever sought meaning in life or the counsel of a learned friend while navigating life’s journey.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2014-12-09
File: 208 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476771564

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A thorough revision and update of the best-selling Reader’s Digest original Quotable Quotes will bring this timeless classic into the 21st century. The new collection will feature words of wisdom, wry witticisms, provocative opinions, and inspiring reflections from history's greatest figures, such as Benjamin Franklin, William Shakespeare, Socrates, Abraham Lincoln and scores more. It will also contain the best quips and quotes from modern celebrities like Colin Powell, Garrison Keillor, John Stewart, Steve Jobs, J.K. Rowling, Stephen King, Conan O'Brien, Jerry Seinfeld, Barack and Michele Obama, Lady Gaga, and well beyond. Sometimes all it takes is a poignant observation to turn our entire outlook on a topic, or even life itself, upside down. Whether readers are looking to polish a speech, get a quick laugh, or be inspired by the wisdom of the world's greatest minds, Quotable Quotes will provide them with unique insights and revelatory perceptions. With this up-to-date yet timeless edition, this book will have relevance for all readers, old and young, on subjects that range from life to the universe and everything in between: family, friends, work, death, taxes, religion, the modern world, literature, pop culture, and more. "Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets" --Steve Jobs "The world is more malleable than you think, and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape." --Bono

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Genre: Reference
Author: Editors of Reader's Digest
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 2012-12-27
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781621450184

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Presents a full history of the medieval philosopher, physician, and lawmaker, placing the events of his life in contact with the social, religious, and political issues of the medieval Mediterranean world.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Joel L. Kraemer
Publisher: Doubleday Religion
Release: 2010-02
File: 621 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385512008

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Great Minds Don't Think Alike surveys some of the most brilliant minds of the past and present. Discover the methods and rituals they used to forge a constructive, creative pathway, from the downright peculiar to the reassuringly pedestrian. Learn the importance of daily routines with Sylvia Plath, embrace randomness with David Bowie and transcend tragedy with Frida Kahlo. With 56 tried and tested creative techniques from inspired, and inspiring, minds - among them, architects, musicians, playwrights, painters and philosophers - enjoy an illustrated compendium of ingenious insights to kickstart your own creative process.

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Genre: Psychology
Author: Emily Gosling
Publisher: Ilex Press
Release: 2018-09-06
File: 128 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781781576854

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A brilliant and concise account of the lives and ideas of the great philosophers—Plato, Aristotle, Bacon, Spinoza, Voltaire, Kant, Schopenhauer, Spencer, Nietzsche, Bergson, Croce, Russell, Santayana, James, and Dewey—The Story of Philosophy is one of the great books of our time. Few write for the non-specialist as well as Will Durant, and this book is a splendid example of his eminently readable scholarship. Durant’s insight and wit never cease to dazzle; The Story of Philosophy is a key book for any reader who wishes to survey the history and development of philosophical ideas in the Western world.

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2012-07-24
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781476702605

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Information on religious and philosophical thinkers from China, India, Japan, Korea and the Islamic world

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Genre: Philosophy
Author: Ian Philip McGreal
Publisher: Harpercollins
Release: 1995
File: 505 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105012352881

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