An invitation to learn
For anyone interested in reading along with Will and Ariel Durant's "The Story of Civilization" I would invite you to join a forum that has begun a study of this eleven volume historical series that was fifty years in the making and among other awards received a Pulitzer Prize. I am posting to this group in hopes of attracting a range of people who will read and comment on the authors' views as they unfold the societies of the last one hundred and ten centuries. History's magic is to free us from needless mores while at the same time providing keys for a stable and enriched life, so this is a challenge worth the effort.
During December we are reading "The Lessons of History" (ISBN 1567310249), the authors' distillation of what they learned from history in writing "The Story of Civilization", and "A Dual Autobiography" (ISBN 0671229257), the Durant's last work that provides important background to the process and effort that went into writing "The Story of Civilization". At the start of the New Year we will then begin the first volume in the series, "Our Oriental Heritage" (ISBN 1567310125).
The forum is located at: (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StoryofCivilization)
To join click the "Join this Group!" button at the top of the page and then respond to the simple questionnaire that will be automatically emailed to you. This extra step helps ward off computer marketers as well as providing input to the moderators for improving the site.
Thanks, Steve (group moderator).