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Jeff Kahl

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@Jeff Kahl, Objectivists tend to like Durant's history of civilization, which has volumes on the ancient Oriental world, Greece, and Rome. I can say that his writing is superb. He may be substantially out of date.

Dr. Leonard Peikoff has a list of recommended history books:

History Reading List « Peikoff

I can say that I read McNeill's single volume history of the world, and I really liked it. I am nothing resembling a historian, though.

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The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece is  exceptional in its recognition that Aristotle was right, as demonstrated by the success of the independent Greek city states, when he posited that humans "are distinctive among social animals in our natural capacities to use reason and our ability to communicate complex ideas and information through language." (p 54)

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