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The Story of Civilization, Volume I


The first volume of the expansive Pulitzer Prize-winning series The Story of Civilization.

Discover a history of civilization in Egypt and the Near East to the Death of Alexander, and in India, China, and Japan from the beginning; with an introduction on the nature and foundations of civilization.

Photography by Billy Ray/Life Magazine © Time Inc.

Will Durant (1885-1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize (1968) and the Medal of Freedom (1977). He spent more than fifty years writing his critically acclaimed THE STORY OF CIVILIZATION (the later volumes written in conjunction with his wife, Ariel). His book THE STORY OF PHILOSOPHY is credited with introducing more people to the subject of philosophy than any other work.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 7, 2011)
  • Length: 1049 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781451646689

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