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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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Genre: History
Author: Will Durant
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Release: 2002
File: 117 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:51852110

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Discusses the historical changes from which the European wars of the twentieth century emerged, examining international relations, political and social changes, and the effects of industrialization on the world

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Genre: History
Author: Michael Howard
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 1991
File: 217 Pages
ISBN-13: 0300056656

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Author: Will Durant, Ariel Durant
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Release: 1968
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Author: Will, Ariel Durant
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Release: 1968
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Author: Will Durant, Ariel Durant
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Release: 1968
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Publisher: DIANE Publishing
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ISBN-13: 9781428916517

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In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Heroes of History is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism, complete with Durant's wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, exciting terms. It is the lessons of our heritage passed on for the edification and benefit of future generations—a fitting legacy from America's most beloved historian and philosopher. Will Durant's popularity as America's favorite teacher of history and philosophy remains undiminished by time. His books are accessible to readers of every kind, and his unique ability to compress complicated ideas and events into a few pages without ever "talking down" to the reader, enhanced by his memorable wit and a razor-sharp judgment about men and their motives, made all of his books huge bestsellers. Heroes of History carries on this tradition of making scholarship and philosophy understandable to the general reader, and making them good reading, as well. At the dawn of a new millennium and the beginning of a new century, nothing could be more appropriate than this brilliant book that examines the meaning of human civilization and history and draws from the experience of the past the lessons we need to know to put the future into context and live in confidence, rather than fear and ignorance.

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Genre: History
Author: Will Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2002-04-23
File: 351 Pages
ISBN-13: 074322910X

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Genre: Economics
Author: Keith Berwick
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Release: 1981
File: 41 Pages
ISBN-13: STANFORD:36105073314663

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An eloquent call to draw on the lessons of the past to address current threats to international order The ancient Greeks hard‑wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage—to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate. Today, after more than seventy years of great‑power peace and a quarter‑century of unrivaled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans and the global order they created are coming under graver threat than at any time in decades. In a forceful argument that brims with historical sensibility and policy insights, two distinguished historians argue that a tragic sensibility is necessary if America and its allies are to address the dangers that menace the international order today. Tragedy may be commonplace, Brands and Edel argue, but it is not inevitable—so long as we regain an appreciation of the world’s tragic nature before it is too late.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Hal Brands
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release: 2019-02-26
File: 200 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780300238242

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