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The Story of Civilization January 14, 2009

Posted by stuffilikenet in Books.

I’m a closeted history geek.  My favorite books in all my readings are The Story of Civilization by Will & Ariel Durant, a multi-volume compendium of all that is noble (and much that is ignoble) in recorded history, and is actually a breezy read, if a bit long; most of the eleven volumes in this series are in excess of a thousand pages, and took him years to write…each (he apologizes for his shortcomings charmingly in each volume after volume three, explaining that he will be dead before he can finish to his satisfaction). 

These eleven volumes took forty years.

The effort shows.

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