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, from "The One Hundred Best Books for an Education" to "The Ten Greatest Thinkers," "The Ten Greatest Poets," "The Ten Peaks of Human Progress," and "Twelve Vital Dates in Human 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.
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I agree that the preview is very dissapointing. 15 sec. of music followed by 15 sec. about the author makes for a terrible sample about the book.
The preview is music then 2 sentences. I'm not gonna get it because of that.
I think Durant tried to do to much with too little time. This book seems to only scratch the surface of such an appealing topic. I know Durant is first and foremost an expert of philosophy and the book is overburdened with philosophers. No doctors, scientist, inventors, just philosophers. I expected more from such a great mind.