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Heroes of history [electronic resource] : a brief history of civilization from ancient times to the dawn of the modern age / Will Durant.

Durant, Will, 1885-1981 (Author). Gardner, Grover. (Narrator). hoopla digital. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780792781844 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 0792781848 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 16 min.)) : digital.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2011.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Grover Gardner.
Summary, etc.:
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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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Civilization > History.

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