The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History
Title The Lessons of History PDF eBook
Author Will Durant
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Pages 128
Release 2012-08-21
Genre History
ISBN 1439170193

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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.




Lessons from History

Lessons from History
Title Lessons from History PDF eBook
Author Alex Deane
Publisher Biteback Publishing
Pages 284
Release 2021-08-31
Genre History
ISBN 1785907115

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History is full to the brim with untold tales of heroics and villainy, gruesome battles, hilarious happenings and downright bizarre coincidences. Meet the war veteran who lost an eye and amputated his own fingers. Discover the original Die Hards, whose bravery would put even Bruce Willis to shame. Just who stole the still-missing Irish crown jewels and how did Adeline, Countess of Cardigan, scandalise society so completely? In Lessons from History, Alex Deane takes us on an uproarious romp through the tales you didn't hear at school. With stories ranging from the little-known characters who played their vital parts in the world's most famous wars to the remarkable adventures of figures across the centuries, to events so extraordinary as to be almost – almost – unbelievable, this book proves that fact is almost always wilder than fiction. Bringing these stories joyfully and often poignantly back to life, Deane finally shines a light on the tales lost to history, and on what we might learn from them today.




The Lessons of Tragedy

The Lessons of Tragedy
Title The Lessons of Tragedy PDF eBook
Author Hal Brands
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 183
Release 2019-02-26
Genre Political Science
ISBN 0300244924

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A “brilliant” examination of American complacency and how it puts the nation’s—and the world’s—security at risk (The Wall Street Journal). The ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage—to spur citizens and their leaders to take the difficult actions necessary to avert such a fate. Today, after more than seventy years of great-power peace and a quarter-century of unrivaled global leadership, Americans have lost their sense of tragedy. They have forgotten that the descent into violence and war has been all too common throughout human history. This amnesia has become most pronounced just as Americans and the global order they created are coming under graver threat than at any time in decades. In a forceful argument that brims with historical sensibility and policy insights, two distinguished historians argue that a tragic sensibility is necessary if America and its allies are to address the dangers that menace the international order today. Tragedy may be commonplace, Brands and Edel argue, but it is not inevitable—so long as we regain an appreciation of the world’s tragic nature before it is too late. “Literate and lucid—sure to interest to readers of Fukuyama, Huntington, and similar authors as well as students of modern realpolitik.” —Kirkus Reviews




Heroes of History

Heroes of History
Title Heroes of History PDF eBook
Author Will Durant
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Pages 352
Release 2012-01-28
Genre History
ISBN 9780743235945

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In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Heroes of History is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism, complete with Durant's wit, knowledge, and unique ability to explain events and ideas in simple, exciting terms. It is the lessons of our heritage passed on for the edification and benefit of future generations—a fitting legacy from America's most beloved historian and philosopher. Will Durant's popularity as America's favorite teacher of history and philosophy remains undiminished by time. His books are accessible to readers of every kind, and his unique ability to compress complicated ideas and events into a few pages without ever "talking down" to the reader, enhanced by his memorable wit and a razor-sharp judgment about men and their motives, made all of his books huge bestsellers. Heroes of History carries on this tradition of making scholarship and philosophy understandable to the general reader, and making them good reading, as well. At the dawn of a new millennium and the beginning of a new century, nothing could be more appropriate than this brilliant book that examines the meaning of human civilization and history and draws from the experience of the past the lessons we need to know to put the future into context and live in confidence, rather than fear and ignorance.




The Age of Napoleon

The Age of Napoleon
Title The Age of Napoleon PDF eBook
Author Will Durant
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 1975
Genre Europe
ISBN 9780671219888

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Portrays the enigmatic character and incredible career of Napoleon Bonaparte, and describes the world he helped to fashion in the course of his ambitions.




Summary of the Lessons of History by Will Durant: Conversation Starters

Summary of the Lessons of History by Will Durant: Conversation Starters
Title Summary of the Lessons of History by Will Durant: Conversation Starters PDF eBook
Author Bookhabits
Publisher Blurb
Pages 68
Release 2017-12-18
Genre Education
ISBN 9781389121319

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The Lessons of History by Will Durant: Conversation Starters The Lessons of History is book written by Will and Ariel Durant. It was first published in 1968. The Lessons of History gives readers a summary of the trends of history over a 5,000 year period of time. In the book the touch on the topics of war, government, geography, race, biology, morals, economics, and socialism. The Lessons of History is the culmination of years of research done by the Durants. They have put their life's work into a brief summary of the lessons one can learn from studying history. The Lessons of History is a bestseller on Amazon. It has a rating of four-and-a-half out of five stars on Amazon and four out of five stars on Goodreads. According to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, The Lessons of History is a "masterpiece." They believe it should appear in the libraries of every home. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: - Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups - Foster a deeper understanding of the book - Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately - Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage you to before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.




The Lessons of History

The Lessons of History
Title The Lessons of History PDF eBook
Author Michael Howard
Publisher Yale University Press
Pages 228
Release 1991-01-01
Genre History
ISBN 9780300056655

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Discusses the historical changes from which the European wars of the twentieth century emerged, examining international relations, political and social changes, and the effects of industrialization on the world