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    DescriptionIn the tradition of his bestselling masterpieces THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION and THE LESSONS OF HISTORY, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Will Durrant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization. Four years before his death, Will Durant began work on an abbreviated version of his highly acclaimed eleven-volume series, THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION. The project was conceived as a series of audio lectures, but Durant soon realized that the dialogues could be developed into a book that would serve as a wonderfully readable introduction to the subject of history. Durant completed twenty-one of a proposed twenty-three chapters before his death in 1981, at the age of ninety-six. Those chapters span thousands of years of human history, from Confucius to Shakespeare, from the Roman Empire to the Reformation, finally ended in the eighteenth century. The manuscript was recently found, twenty years after Durant finished it, and its discovery is a major event, not only for lovers of his prose but for students of history and philosophy the world over.

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    Heroes of History
    A Brief History of Civilisation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Will Durant
    Physical properties
    Format: Other book format
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 550 g
    ISBN 13: 9780743226127
    ISBN 10: 0743226127

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    DC21: 909
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC22: 909
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: THEO/SECULR
    BISAC V2.8: PHI009000
    B&T Approval Code: A14500000
    Abridged Dewey: 909
    B&T Approval Code: A14200000
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEHIB
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    LC classification: CB69 .D87 2001, CB69.D87 2
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    15 July 2002
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    Author Information
    Will Durant (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent more than fifty years writing his critically acclaimed THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). His book THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY is credited with introducing more people to the subject of philosophy than any other work.