Monday, April 11, 2011

Will Durant

Will Durant was talking one day
Bout ancient folk who have gone away,
Propounding his philosophay
Dearest Will, I don't buy what you say.
Will Durant wrote the epic "Story of Civilization in eleven volumes.  I first saw it at my grandparents home and was taken in by it.  Having no hope to inherit, I pieced together the volumes over a few years and now enjoy it in my own home.  I once thought history was simply recorded fact.  In reading Durant again I am reminded of how much of it is simply opinion.  Very interesting in any event.


John said...

For a civilization that has as much conflict as we've had it is important to remember when reading it that history is written by the victors.

I remember when we were the good guys in the crusades.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

It's so typical that the Americans were butting into the Middle East, even back then. ;)

Matt Wade said...

I am also building my own set of his works. I have a goal to get each book for a dollar or less and I have two of them so far.
No one can write a completely unbiased history, but Durant does take it a bit far.