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Old October 11th, 2017, 03:21 PM   #1771

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Old October 12th, 2017, 06:03 AM   #1772

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That must be an excellent book ! I am much interested in getting hold of these series of books by Will Durant, since I have his inimitable ' The Story of Philosophy '. I have read it and reread it quite a few times but it is always readable. In my college days, I had read his ' The Pleasures of Philosophy ' too, but unfortunately, do not remember much of it.
Let me see when can I buy it. And the series mentioned above. Please do give us a quick summary !

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All eleven volumes are available for free download from following link:

https://archive.org/details/TheStory...zationcomplete

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Old October 12th, 2017, 06:28 AM   #1773

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Old October 12th, 2017, 07:05 AM   #1774

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Dear Ram,

All eleven volumes are available for free download from following link:

https://archive.org/details/TheStory...zationcomplete

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I did not get to see all eleven volumes. In good clear PDF text, I could open the volume on ' Rousseau '. But that volume itself was apparently a great read ! I have refrained from reading right away, because , firstly, I want to thank you for the link provided ! In any case, the grand opening paragraphs of this volume make it a compulsive read ! But I will have to do this in easy small pieces, let's see !
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Old November 14th, 2017, 08:13 AM   #1775

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- A biography about a Portuguese diplomat in Rome, HK and several other places.
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Old November 14th, 2017, 08:58 AM   #1776

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Old November 14th, 2017, 09:20 AM   #1777
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Old November 14th, 2017, 09:38 AM   #1778

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Old November 16th, 2017, 03:47 AM   #1779

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I am skimming through two new books I have purchased.
i) ' The Mind ' edited by John Brockman
ii ) ' What we believe but cannot prove ' edited by John Brockman.
More about the books,later.
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Old November 27th, 2017, 02:18 PM   #1780

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The Family Romanov by Candace Fleming(2014)

Great drama, you are rooting for the Tsars' death by the middle and by the end the royal family earn some redemption through humility then you find yourself wishing they would be spared.
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