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Will Durant SIGNED 1st Edition Story of Civilization Awards HC
Life of Greece by Will Durant SIGNED 1st Edition Story of Civilization Awards HC
1939. Please see book description below as well as pictures! Signed, Dated and Inscribed by Will Durant 1st Edition - 1939 - Simon and Schuster - Rare Signing of this Title by Will Durant Free Shipping Please see pictures for more information and detail William James "Will" Durant (/dəˈrænt/; November 5, 1885 - November 7, 1981) was an American writer, historian, and philosopher. He became best known for his work The Story of Civilization, 11 volumes written in collaboration with his wife, Ariel Durant, and published between 1935 and 1975. He was earlier noted for The Story of Philosophy (1926), described as "a groundbreaking work that helped to popularize philosophy". He conceived of philosophy as total perspective or seeing things sub specie totius (a phrase inspired by Spinoza's sub specie aeternitatis). He sought to unify and humanize the great body of historical knowledge, which had grown voluminous and become fragmented into esoteric specialties, and to vitalize it for contemporary application. The Durants were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.(See Wikipedia for more information) *****The book is in good to very good condition especially for its age (1939). No dust jacket. The volume has a light old book odor. Very tiny tears at base of spine very light fraying at top and bottom of spine and on couple of corners. The book opens to a cracked page at the title page but appears cracked only on that page. Decorative top edge. There is light toning throughout. The book is tight and there are no other wr … [Click Below for Full Description]
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