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Will Durant
Birth date: November 05, 1885
Died: November 07, 1981
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 4 years ago
The authors look at the bricks that go into making up the building of civilization (and more so than with the other volumes in the series they mean the 'cultured man' (almost always a man in this telling)). But, sometimes to understand the whole building it's best not to dwell too much on each of th...
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Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
Will Durant was an American writer, historian and philosopher. Over the course of his life, people asked for his personal take on things, and this book is the culmination of those thoughts. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this; a nice mix of timeless thoughts and ideas best understood in the context of...
wjmcomposer rated it 6 years ago
Durant is unmatched in the beauty and clarity of his prose, and in the piercing gaze through the mists of history. Yes, there are elements which are dated thanks to more recent research, and yes, his sections which close the book on China and Japan are probably best forgotten due to the poor availab...
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it 6 years ago
كتاب جميل وبسيط .. وصغير!وربما أن صِغَر حجمه هو ما أضفى عليه جمالاً زائداً :)ويل ديورانت وزوجته آرييل هما، بلا شك، من العقول الضخمة التي لا يملك الواحد منا إلا أن يحترمها ويجلّها – وإن اختلف معها في مواضع يسيرة. لست هنا في معرض تقييم للكتاب .. فهو باختصار كتاب ممتع إلى حد ما (لا يخلو من الملل والرتا...
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moving under skies rated it 6 years ago
I always feel that it's cheating to read a book about an author or thinker rather than going straight to the source. Cliffnotes are an abomination; I'm even suspicious of biographies and encyclopedia entries. This is why I had to buy a second bookshelf to house all those ridiculously large books by ...
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