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In this collection of essays Durant presents the most remarkable events, people, and ideas the world has known. It is the 'best of' world history, the high-points of humanity. The book includes "The Ten Greatest Thinkers," "The Ten Greatest Poets," "The One Hundred Best Books for an Education," "The Ten Peaks of Human Progress," and "Twelve Vital Dates in World History." D In this collection of essays Durant presents the most remarkable events, people, and ideas the world has known. It is the 'best of' world history, the high-points of humanity. The book includes "The Ten Greatest Thinkers," "The Ten Greatest Poets," "The One Hundred Best Books for an Education," "The Ten Peaks of Human Progress," and "Twelve Vital Dates in World History." Durant's writing is eloquent, accessible, and engaging even as he reminds the reader/listener to make his own lists.