The Lessons of History
by Will Durant
5 books to build big, worldwide perspective
1. Lessons of History (Durant)
2. Factfulness (Rosling)
3. Ten Global Trends (Bailey & Tupy)
4. How the World Really Works (Smil)
5. Against the Gods (Bernstein)
Bonus. The Prize (Yergin)
What else?Link to Tweet Billions of human lifetimes have passed. You have only one. You can try to figure it out all for yourself in your limited time.
Or you can gain some leverage from the lessons of history.
https://t.co/PgtQiU2GktLink to Tweet This book blows my mind every time I read it. I love the audible option as it has commentary from the authors - https://t.co/ck6LtPULazLink to Tweet @BooksChatterBot This is a cool idea! Please add all the books found at the following link. These are the best of the best - the top 5% of what is now over 600 books read and summarized https://t.co/SP0CSgfSzTLink to Tweet What is one book that is a quick and easy read, but contains a tremendous amount of wisdom?
A few examples:
- The Lessons of History by Will and Ariel Durant
- Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
- Manual for Living by Epictetus
- A Calendar of Wisdom by Leo Tolstoy
What else?Link to Tweet @_TamaraWinter Great question!
Impro, The Lessons of History, The Tao of Philosophy, and Class by Fussell
It’s not that they’re my very favorite books (although they’re all up there), but also that they’re mercifully short, so as not to be a burden on people.Link to Tweet
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