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Will Durant

Will DurantAKA William James Durant

Born: 5-Nov-1885
Birthplace: North Adams, MA
Died: 7-Nov-1981
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Story of Civilization

Wife: Ariel Durant (historian, m. 1913, one daughter)
Daughter: Ethel Benvenuta
Son: Louis R. Durant (adopted)

    High School: Saint Peter's Academy (1900-)
    University: Saint Peter's College, Jersey City, NJ (1907)
    Teacher: Latin, French, and Geometry, Seton Hall College (1907-)
    University: PhD, Cambridge University (1917)

    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977
    Traveled to the USSR 1932
    French-Canadian Ancestry

    Reds (3-Dec-1981) · Himself

Author of books:
Philosophy and the Social Problem (1917)
The Story of Philosophy (1926)
Transition: A Sentimental Story of One Mind and One Era (1927)
The Story of Civilization (1935-75, history, with Ariel Durant, 11 vols.)
Interpretations of Life: A Survey of Contemporary Literature (1970)

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