At Will Durant's death at 96, in 1981, his personal papers were dispersed among relatives, collectors, and archive houses. Twenty years later, scholar John Little discovered the previously unknown manuscript of Heroes of History in Durant's granddaughter's garage. Written shortly before he died, these 21 essays serve as an abbreviated version of Durant's best-selling, 11-volume series, The Story of Civilization.
"A celebration of history"
A Little Hero takes place during some summer days at a manor house outside of Moscow, where members of the Russian upper-class enjoy themselves with lavish parties, scenic outings, and various carefree pursuits. The main character is an 11-year-old boy, who becomes fascinated by and falls in love with the beautiful and melancholic Madame M, who is a grown-up, married woman.
For much of the 20th century, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's life and career remained mostly obscure outside of dedicated scholars of the Battle of Gettysburg and alumni and students of Bowdoin College. Colonel Chamberlain had led the 20th Maine regiment at Gettysburg, holding the extreme left of the Union line on Little Round Top, and he continued to rise up the ranks toward the end of the war until he was commanding a brigade and present at the surrender ceremony of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox.
Samson the Seahorse never gets to go out exploring in the big ocean with his friends - he is just too little. But when Oliver the Octopus is in a tight situation, everyone else is too big to help. Will Samson be able to save the day? Swim along with Samson as he learns that God has a special plan for all of us, whether we're big or small!
Has your imagination ever transformed an ordinary afternoon into never-ending adventure?! So goes the world of Sammy - an imaginative little boy who sees larger-than-life adventure at every turn! The Super Sammy Series gives us a direct view into the mind of an ordinary little boy, with an extra-ordinary imagination, and amazing sense of heroism. Sammy's not always the perfect little angel, but his courage against formidable foes will have you cheering out loud!
Best-selling historian and philosopher Will Durant devoted his entire life to studying the most significant eras, individuals, and achievements of human history. Here is a summation of Durant's work, as he presents the best of world history. Filled with Durant's renowned wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events in simple and exciting terms, it is a concise liberal arts education.