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Fallen leaves : last words on life, love, war, and God

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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.

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 Will 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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Red Jacket Community Library 191 DUR (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
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24510. ‡aFallen leaves : ‡blast words on life, love, war, and God / ‡cWill Durant.
250 . ‡aFirst Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bSimon & Schuster, ‡c2014.
300 . ‡ax, 192 pages ; ‡c21 cm.
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 179-180) and index.
5050 . ‡aOur life begins -- On youth -- On middle age -- On old age -- On death -- Our souls -- Our Gods -- On religion --On a different second advent -- On religion and morals -- On morality -- On race -- On women -- On sex -- On war -- On Vietnam -- On politics -- On capitalism and communism -- On art -- On science -- On education -- On the insights of history.
5103 . ‡aBklst 11/15/2014
5103 . ‡aLJ 11/15/2014
5103 . ‡aKirkus 10/15/2014
520 . ‡aFallen 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 Will 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.
650 0. ‡aPhilosophy, American ‡y20th century.
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