The Story of Civilization: The Project

…that these volumes may help some of our children to understand and enjoy the infinite riches of their inheritance.
Will and Ariel Durant, ”The Story of Civilization – Volume 1“, Preface, page X.

I “met” Will Durant when looking for a book that presented the history of philosophy in a concise and not-too-complex way. His first book (and big bestseller), “The Story of Philosophy“, gave me just that. “Reading” it from a masterfully narrated audiobook by Grover Gardner greatly boosted my enthusiasm. So much so that it was looking for other narrations by Grover – not books by Durant – that I came across his “The Story of Civilization“, and I was simply flabbergasted.

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