Trade Ed. Audio Partners 2004
CS ISBN 1572703431 $34.95 Eight cassettes
CD ISBN 157270344X $39.95 Ten CDs
The essays in this work, discovered after popular historian Will Durant's death, were the framework for an unproduced series of audio lectures. Grover Gardner takes advantage of that rare aural bounty to weave an entertaining tapestry of great historical figures that listeners will find enjoyable as well as thoughtful. The essays bridge eras with helpful comparisons--for example, linking the actions of a modern nation at war to those of the ancient hunter-gatherers. Overall, Durant concentrates on people who shaped history, such as Martin Luther and Leonardo da Vinci. The essays illustrate how people can make a difference, a valuable concept for listeners to ponder as they continue to shape the future. J.A.S. (c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/ JUL 04]
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