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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Will Durant, Ariel Durant Narrator: Stefan Rudnicki Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Story of Civilization Release Date: September 2015 ISBN: 9781504632720
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning volume on European civilization by acclaimed historians Will and Ariel Durant

Rousseau and Revolution, the tenth volume of the Story of Civilization, ranges over a Europe in ferment, but centers on the passionate rebel—philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the great exponent of the romantic impulse toward self-exploration and social revolt, who contended with the great rationalist Voltaire for the mind of Europe. Rousseau condemned civilization as a disease, glorified the noble savage, proclaimed to the world with equal intensity his own love affairs and the natural rights of man, and became the patron saint of the revolution and the worldwide social upheavals of two centuries.

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  • “Their many vignettes of men and cities are full of anecdote and aphorism. They make each period alive and pulsating…After all these years, their enthusiasm is unabated. It can be felt on every page of their final volume.”

    New York Times

  • “The military exploits, the elegance and corruption of court life, the diversity of cultural, economic, and social events, the prejudices and mores of the entire European scene—surely it is a measure of the Durants’ comprehensive mastery that so vast a panorama has been handled with so many splendidly interwoven episodes, judicious portraits, and contemporary ramifications.”

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  • Winner of the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
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About the Author
Author Will Durant

Will Durant (1885–1981) was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He spent over forty years writing the critically acclaimed eleven-volume Story of Civilization. A champion of human rights issues long before they were popular, he continues to educate and entertain readers worldwide through his writings.

About the Narrator

Stefan Rudnicki first became involved with audiobooks in 1994. Now a Grammy-winning audiobook producer, he has worked on more than three thousand audiobooks as a narrator, writer, producer, or director. He has narrated more than three hundred audiobooks. A recipient of multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, he was presented the coveted Audie Award for solo narration in 2005, 2007, and 2014 and was named one of AudioFile’s Golden Voices in 2012.