By Will Durant
Praised as a “revelatory” e-book by means of The Wall highway Journal, this is often the final and so much own paintings of Pulitzer Prize–winning writer and historian Will Durant, stumbled on thirty-two years after his death.
The fruits of Will Durant’s sixty-plus years spent learning the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from the world over, Fallen Leaves is the distilled knowledge of 1 of the world’s maximum minds, a guy with a well known expertise for rendering the insights of the prior obtainable. Over the process Durant’s profession he obtained a variety of letters from “curious readers who've challenged me to talk my brain at the undying questions of human lifestyles and fate.” With Fallen Leaves, his ultimate publication, he finally authorised their challenge.
In twenty-two brief chapters, Durant addresses every little thing from early life and outdated age to faith, morals, intercourse, conflict, politics, and artwork. Fallen Leaves is “a thought-provoking array of reviews” (Publishers Weekly), providing stylish prose, deep insights, and Durant’s revealing conclusions in regards to the perennial difficulties and maximum joys we are facing as a species. In Durant’s singular voice, here's a message of perception for everybody who has ever sought which means in lifestyles or the information of a realized good friend whereas navigating life’s trip.
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