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Susan Wise Bauer

Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.

Books by Susan Wise Bauer

  1. Book CoverThe History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome


    A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.More

  2. Book CoverThe History of the Medieval World: From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade


    A masterful narrative of the Middle Ages, when religion became a weapon for kings all over the world.More

  3. Book CoverThe History of the Renaissance World: From the Rediscovery of Aristotle to the Conquest of Constantinople


    A lively and fascinating narrative history about the birth of the modern world.More

  4. Book CoverRethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education


    A best-selling expert on education shows how to make the school system work for your child.More

  5. Book CoverThe Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory


    A riveting road map to the development of modern scientific thought.More

  6. Book CoverThe Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had

    Updated and Expanded

    The enduring and engaging guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.More

  7. Book CoverThe Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had


    An engaging, accessible guide to educating yourself in the classical tradition.More

  8. Book CoverThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

    Third Edition

    "If you're a parent who has decided to educate your children yourself, this book is the first you should buy."—?Washington TimesMore

  9. Book CoverThe Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home

    Fourth Edition

    Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself.More