Russian-American historic writer who co-wrote a multi-volume work entitled THE STORYPLOT of Civilization. The work’s tenth quantity, Rousseau and Trend, received the 1968 Pulitzer Reward for General non-fiction. She was created to a Jewish family members in the Russian Empire (in what’s modern-day Ukraine). Durant — after that referred to as Chaya Kaufman — relocated to america at age three. In 1978, she and her spouse released a joint memoir. She fulfilled her spouse and Tale of Civilization co-author, Will Durant, while he was teaching and she was their studies at New York’s Ferrer Contemporary School. The few wedded when Ariel Durant was just fifteen years of age. She and her spouse were granted the 1977 Presidential Medal of Independence by U.S. Chief executive Gerald R. Ford.