Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age

Heroes of History: A Brief History of Civilization from Ancient Times to the Dawn of the Modern Age


By (author) Will Durant, Narrator Professor Grover Gardner

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  • Publisher: AudioGo
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 152mm x 28mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 12 July 2011
  • ISBN 10: 1609982010
  • ISBN 13: 9781609982010
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged

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At Will Durant s death in 1981, his personal papers were dispersed among relatives, collectors, and archive houses. Twenty years later, scholar John Little discovered the previously unknown manuscript of "Heroes of History" in Durant s granddaughter s garage. Written shortly before he died, these twenty-one essays serve as an abbreviated version of Durant s bestselling, eleven-volume series, "The Story of Civilization." Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from Confucius to Shakespeare, from the Roman Empire to the Reformation, spanning thousands of years of human history. A volume of life-enhancing wit and wisdom, "Heroes of History" draws upon Durant s expansive knowledge and singular ability to translate distant events and complex ideas into easily accessible principles. "

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Will Durant (1885-1981), reporter, seminarian, and teacher, earned his PhD from Columbia University in 1917. His best-known books are "The Story of Philosophy," and "The Story of Civilization," written in collaboration with his wife Ariel. Together, the Durants won the Medal of Freedom and Pulitzer Prize. Grover Gardner: Named as one of the Best Voices of the Century by "AudioFile," Grover Gardner is an actor, director, and award-winning narrator. His recordings have received excellent reviews from "KLIATT" and "Library Journal," and several have received "AudioFile" Earphones Awards.