In his long and distinguished life, Arnold Toynbee was best known for his magisterial ten-volume work, A STUDY OF HISTORY. But he was no fossilized professor, for he served on the Peace Commissions following both world wars. He led an active life, traveled widely and knew everyone.
Thus his book EXPERIENCES, published on his 80th birthday and sequel to the earlier ACQUAINTANCES, is a useful overview of major events that occurred in his lifetime, particularly the rapid change in science, technology, education and public affairs.
"A lively book, unique and valuable...the work of one thinker, for others." (The Evening Standard)