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The Cave and the Light

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The Cave and the Light by Arthur Herman
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Jun 03, 2014 | ISBN 9780553385663

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Praise for The Cave and the Light
“A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses . . . breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research.”Kirkus Reviews
“Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world.”Publishers Weekly
“A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book.”Library Journal
“Entertaining and often illuminating.”The Wall Street Journal
Praise for Arthur Herman
Gandhi & Churchill
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize
“You finish the book knowing that you can evaluate the world today, particularly modern India, with more knowledge and insight.”—USA Today
“Scrupulous, compelling, and unfailingly instructive . . . a detailed and richly filigreed account that introduces the Anglo-American reader to many facts and vivid if little-known personalities, both English and Indian.”Commentary
Freedom’s Forge
“A rambunctious book that is itself alive with the animal spirits of the marketplace.”The Wall Street Journal
How the Scots Invented the Modern World
“Professor Herman demonstrates an infectious and uplifting passion for his subject. Unlike many academics, he is a natural writer, weaving philosophical concerns seamlessly through a historical narrative that romps along at a cracking pace, producing a text that is highly accessible without compromising the rational quality of his argument.”—The Guardian

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