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Lessons of History

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ISBN-10: 143914995X

ISBN-13: 9781439149959

Edition: 2010

Authors: Will Durant, Ariel Durant

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Available for the first time in paperback,The Lessons of Historyis Will and Ariel Durant's celebrated collection on the themes that define history.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.462
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…