Books: Our Oriental Heritage (Story of Civilization) By Will Durant

Today’s book recommendation is a series of books you’ve seen a hundred times at Half Price Books but never picked up. Will Durant wrote a series of books on the history of civilization that are easy to read despite their length.

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The Story of Civilization, Volume I: A history of civilization in Egypt and the Near East to the Death of Alexander, and in India, China, and Japan from the beginning; with an introduction on the nature and foundations of civilization. This is the first volume of the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning series.