A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, ´´The Lessons of History ´´is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through history, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity over time. Juxtaposing the great lives, ideas, and accomplishments with cycles of war and conquest, the Durants reveal the towering themes of history and give meaning to our own.
The Lessons of History was written in 1968 by Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. Originally, it was written as part of the authors´ 11-volume The Story of Civilization. This book represents an overview of the themes and lessons observed from the last 5,000 years. (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you’re looking for the original book, it is available from Amazon and Audible.)Summarizing the most important periods and trends in history, this series of 13 essays takes us on a journey through time, exploring the possibilities and limitations of humanity, as well as documenting the great lives, accomplishments, and ideas that have shaped our history.Will and Ariel Durant provide perspectives and draw conclusions by looking into changes and trends in economics, politics, military, religion, and even geography.The Lessons of History reveals the larger than life themes of our heritage and gives added meaning to our future. 1. Language: English. Narrator: R. Newton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/132581/bk_acx0_132581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Lessons of History: Will Durant
Professor Connel Fullenkamp of Duke University guides listeners through four centuries of economic disasters - from tulip mania in the 1600s to the Great Recession of 2007-2009. Each of his 24 lectures covers a notable incident of financial misfortune or folly that is worthy of a Hollywood thriller. You hear how Charles Ponzi conducted the moneymaking scam that bears his name; how mining companies in the Old West sprang up like Internet start-ups, with a similar imbalance of winners and losers; how hyperinflation destroyed Germany’s economy at the beginning of 1920s and how its resulting stock market crash nearly sank America’s stock market.You also hear how the Great Depression deepened through a wave of bank panics; how, in more recent times, the US savings and loan industry went belly-up; how Orange County in California went bankrupt, how Japan’s hard-charging economy came to a screeching halt; how currency crises swept the globe; how subprime mortgages nearly sparked a second Great Depression; and much more. You also learn how technology has transformed stock trading, how cryptocurrencies work, and why we live in an era of financial instability.As well as entertaining you with riveting stories, Professor Fullenkamp inoculates you against the gullibility, overconfidence, and herd mentality that have trapped even Wall Street professionals in misguided investments that lost billions. You won’t have any trouble staying awake through these stimulating lectures. And, armed with the knowledge of how to stay out of harm’s way, you may even sleep better at night.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Connel Fullenkamp. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/001001/bk_tcco_001001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An Education: Lessons from History: Kev Pickering
History Lessons for the Arctic:What International Maritime Disputes Tell Us about a New Ocean Center for Strategic & International Studies
No understanding of the past is complete without an understanding of the legal battles and struggles that have done so much to shape it. Inside a survey of world history´s greatest trials are the key insights to critical issues we still talk about today, including freedom of speech, the death penalty, religious freedom, and the meaning of equality. Join Professor Linder for these 24 lectures that investigate important legal cases from around the world and across the centuries. From the trials of Socrates in ancient Athens and Thomas More in Henry VIII´s England to the Nuremburg Trials in the wake of World War II and the media frenzy of the O. J. Simpson murder case, you´ll discover what each of these trials has to teach us about ourselves and our civilization. Professor Linder takes you back in time to revisit some of history´s most famous trials from fresh perspectives that ground them in the evolution of human ideas of law and justice, including the Salem Witch Trials, and the Scopes ´´Monkey´´ Trial. You´ll also encounter less familiar (but equally important) legal battles, including medieval trials by ordeal and the Trial of Giordano Bruno, which would impact the later trial of Galileo. For years, Professor Linder has studied the fascinating intersection between history and jurisprudence. Now he´s crafted these lectures to share that fascination with you. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Douglas O. Linder, JD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000483/bk_tcco_000483_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
History Lessons: Jonathan Gifford
Military history often highlights successes and suggests a sense of inevitability about victory, but there is so much that can be gleaned from considering failures. Study these crucibles of history to gain a better understanding of why a civilization took - or didn´t take - a particular path. Full of dramatic reversals of fortune and colorful characters, this course examines some of the world´s most notable examples of military misfortune, from the humiliating destruction of a Roman army at Carrhae in 53 BC to the tragic landings at Gallipoli in World War I. Success and failure, as you´ll learn, are two sides of the same coin.These 24 lectures reveal how the trajectory of history hangs in the balance of individual battles; even a single person´s actions in a particular moment have made drastic and irreversible impacts. From ancient Greece through global war during the first half of the 20th century, you´ll delve into infamous conflicts such as the Charge of the Light Brigade and the Battle of Little Bighorn as well as lesser-known battles.How could an army equipped with cannon be wiped out by Zulu warriors wielding spears and outdated firearms? How could armored French knights be vulnerable to the crude weapons of a band of Flemish shopkeepers? Why would a savvy Chinese general fall victim to a tactic he had previously used himself? Unpredictable twists of fate abound, demonstrating that when it comes to war, there are no givens. Sheer numbers, superior weaponry, and skilled leadership are never a guarantee of success.Take a fascinating journey through some of the most gloriously inglorious wartime encounters. Along the way, you´ll get to know some of the most legendary characters in world history.PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gregory S. Aldrete. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tcco/000416/bk_tcco_000416_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.