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The Lessons of History by Will Durant
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really liked it

This is a beautifully written account of what history tells us about civilisation but not particularly useful for those who want to learn from history. It is very high level and I was frustrated by the lack of references to the events that the lessons are derived from. Of course, that is what Durant's 11-volume The Story of Civilization is for if you want to get into the details!

I would still recommend reading this however, because it is so concise, so well written and really does offer insights into the past that can be helpful for the future.
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Reading Progress

January 21, 2018 – Started Reading
January 21, 2018 – Shelved
January 22, 2018 – Finished Reading

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