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The Lessons of History Audiobook

The Lessons of History

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Publisher's Summary

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. The rare archival recordings of the Durants in conversation, made from 1957-1977, illuminate our present condition and offer insightful guidance for the future.

©2004 John Little, Monica Ariel Mihell, and William James Durant Easton; (P)2004 Durant archival recordings 1957-1977 used with permission of John Little, Monica Ariel Mihell, and William James Durant Easton

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    Morgan 05-08-16
    Morgan 05-08-16 Member Since 2016
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    "The best medicine for a sick mind"

    This book is incredibley well written and narrated. An everlasting obelisk of wisdom that you will listen to many times. If you are looking to make sense of our world and understand why? This is it.

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    "Must Listen"

    Literally puts a new perspective on life. if you are willing to truly understand it.

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    Amazon Customer United States 04-09-16
    Amazon Customer United States 04-09-16 Member Since 2011

    Project Manager; Gamer; Team Leader; avid Science Fiction & Urban Fantasy reader.

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    "A product of its time, at times Orwellian and dark"

    Thought provoking. Best known for The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife Ariel Durant and published between 1935 and 1975. In this book, thru a series of interviews and extracts from The Story of Civilization, the focus is on finding the meaning and Key messages of history.

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    Ed H 02-05-16
    Ed H 02-05-16

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    "Interesting Synopsis, but With Details"

    I really liked the amount of detail in Tia, and the recordings of the authors reinforced their themes. Their error, in the success of Communism, is understandable, given when this was written, but so many other accurate observations make this a very good 'read.'

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    Dre 11-11-15
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    "History Repeats itself."

    I found so much value in this audio book that I will be buying the book and listening to the audio version again! Everything that has occurred before is occurring again and will occur again unless we reach a synthesis.

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    Barkley 10-20-15
    Barkley 10-20-15
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    "patterns of history in a large nutshell"

    this book should be read in all Civ classes. dates and events dont teach us anything at the surface lvl.

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    Felix 10-16-15
    Felix 10-16-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Very good, but..."

    The interviews with the Durants hade shaky audio, could barely understand some passages in my car.

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    Artem 10-01-15
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    "The music in the background"

    The music in the background was little too loud especially when Mr Durant was talking. It was little hard to understand what he saying and the music made it harder to listen to him.
    Otherwise a great book!!!
    Thank you

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    D. Allison 09-24-15
    D. Allison 09-24-15
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    "SPELL BOUND"

    I think this was the fastest I've ever read a book! It was remarkable through and through! It is a strong recommend to everyone seeking to better understand why we humans do what we do!

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    Dylan E Taylor 09-20-15
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    "Excellent read!"

    History repeats itself and we should all remember the lessons from it as we face the problems of today.

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