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If you are a Durant fan, this book will not disappoint. If you have never read Durant but are drawn to it because of its title, take the plunge...read it. Durant's writing style is unique but don't expect to speed read this book and retain much of value. Durant is like great whiskey sipped, savored, contemplated, remembered. If you don't drink whiskey, then Durant is like the Grand Canyon...he'll be there tomorrow but he'll read differently but it will always be wonderful.
Publishers Weekly, 2002-09-01 This engaging, accessible book of essays from Pulitzer Prize-winning philosopher and historian Durant, author of the authoritative 11-volume Story of Civilization, should be essential reading for anyone interested in the evolution of thought. Little, the founder and director of The Will Durant Foundation, includes in his slim compendium such works as "The One Hundred 'Best' Books For an Education" and "Twelve Vital Dates in World History." Durant's "The Ten 'Greatest' Thinkers" details minds as enlightening as Confucius and as influential as Darwin, whom Durant says "reduced man to an animal fighting for his transient mastery of the globe." "The Ten 'Greatest' Poets," charts a course from Homer's brilliance to Dante's haunted heart to Whitman's "frank and lusty" originality, in prose peppered with biographical bon mots and excerpts of the world's loveliest poems. Lay folks especially will find this a delightful introduction to Durant's irrepressible style. What else would one expect from Durant, an intellect who, when asked, "Whom [in all of history] would you most like to have known?" drolly replied, "Madame de Pompadour." (Nov.) Copyright 2003 Cahners Business Information.
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