We all have a history behind us and we should be aware of the things that have happened in the past. The Lessons of History comes recommended by Kevin Systrom, Ray Dalio and Naval Ravikant.

The Lessons of History is a 1968 book by historians Will Durant and Ariel Durant.

The book provides a summary of periods and trends in history they had noted upon completion of the 10th volume of their momentous eleven-volume The Story of Civilization. Will Durant stated that he and Ariel “made note of events and comments that might illuminate present affairs, future probabilities, the nature of man, and the conduct of states.”

Thus, the book presents an overview of the themes and lessons observed from 5,000 years of world history, examined from 12 perspectives: geography, biology, race, character, morals, religion, economics, socialism, government, war, growth and decay, and progress.

“A great book,” says Kevin Systrom onTim Ferriss’ show. 

Ray Dalio also shared this book on Tim Ferriss’ show and said, “this is the Durants… They were maybe the greatest historians of all time.”

“A fantastic book,” mentioned Naval Ravikant in a tweet.

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