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The Lessons of History

Unabridged Audio Book

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Grover Gardner

5 Hours 40 Minutes

Blackstone Audiobooks

February 2010


Audio Book Summary

The authors devoted five decades to the study of world history and philosophy, culminating in the masterful eleven-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.

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    Great book... these two remind me of the little gnomes on Neverending Story though. Things always changing like a boss bro!

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  • Sam B

    Smartest people i have ever listened to

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  • Nathan H

    I don't like abridged audio books; but this one serves as an exception due to the author interviews that illuminate this book and the ideas behind it.

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  • William Amenyah

    One of the best books to read!

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