Library: An Unquiet History (Paperback)

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He explores how libraries are built and how they are destroyed, from the decay of the great Alexandrian library to scroll burnings in ancient China to the destruction of Aztec books by the Spanish--and in our own time, the burning of libraries in Europe and Bosnia Encyclopedic in its breadth and novelistic in its telling, this volume will occupy a treasured place on the bookshelf next to Baker'sDouble Fold, Basbanes's A Gentle Madness, Manguel's A History of Reading, and Winchester's The Professor and the Madman.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780393325645
ISBN-10: 0393325644
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 17th, 2004
Pages: 256
Language: English