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ISBN-10: 0743235533

ISBN-13: 9780743235532

Edition: 2002

Authors: Will Durant

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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 11/7/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 144
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

American historian and essayist Will Durant was born in North Adams, Massachusetts. He earned his undergraduate degree at St. Peter's College in New Jersey and went on to earn a Ph.D. in philosophy in 1917 from Columbia University. While teaching at the libertarian Ferrer Modern School in New York, he had as a pupil a young woman named Ada Kaufman, whom he later called Ariel. She became his wife---and his coauthor. In 1917 Durant published his first work, his doctoral dissertation, Philosophy and the Social Problem . In 1926 he published another work, The Story of Philosophy. The following year, he began writing the comprehensive history of civilization on which he was to spend much of the…    

Introduction
A Shameless Worship of Heroes
The Ten "Greatest" Thinkers
The Ten "Greatest" Poets
The One Hundred "Best" Books for an Education
The Ten "Peaks" of Human Progress
Twelve Vital Dates in World History
Index