The Resource Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war and God, Will Durant, (electronic resource)

Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war and God, Will Durant, (electronic resource)

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Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war and God
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Fallen leaves
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last words on life, love, war and God
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Will Durant
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eng
Summary
The final and most personal work from Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Will Durant-discovered thirty-two years after his death-is a message of insight for everyone who has sought meaning in life or the council of a wise friend in navigating life's journey. From 1968 to 1978, Will Durant made four public allusions to the existence of Fallen Leaves. One, in 1975, hinted at its contents: "a not very serious book that answers the questions of what I think about government, life, death, and God." And in 1975: "I propose...to answer all the important questions, simply, fairly, and imperfectly." Even into his nineties, he worked on the book daily, writing it out on legal notepads. Upon his death in 1981, no one, not even the Durant heirs, knew if he had completed it, or even if it still existed. Thirty-two years later, in a granddaughter's attic trunk, the manuscript was discovered. Fallen Leaves is Will Durant's most personal book. It is precisely as he described: twenty-two short chapters on everything from youth and old age, religion and morals, to sex, war, politics, and art. The culmination of Durant's sixty-plus years spent researching the philosophies, religions, arts, sciences, and civilizations from across the world, Fallen Leaves is the distilled wisdom of a gifted scholar with a renowned talent for rendering the insights of the past accessible. In its preface Durant mentions that over the course of his career he received letters from "curious readers who have challenged me to speak my mind on the timeless questions of human life and fate." With Fallen Leaves he accepted their challenge. It contains strong opinions, elegant prose, and deep insights into the human condition as only Will Durant could provide, as well as his revealing conclusions about the perennial problems and greatest joys we face as a species
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Midwest
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1885-1981
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Durant, Will
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Read by Grover Gardner
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Gardner, Grover
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Philosophy, American
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adult
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Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war and God, Will Durant, (electronic resource)
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MWT11241283
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 18 min.))
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unknown
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781483038797
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MWT11241283
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11241283
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Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war and God, Will Durant, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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MWT11241283
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  • not applicable
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Edition
Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 18 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781483038797
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT11241283
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unknown
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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11241283
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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