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The Resource Every book its reader : the power of the printed word to stir the world, Nicholas A. Basbanes

Every book its reader : the power of the printed word to stir the world, Nicholas A. Basbanes

Label
Every book its reader : the power of the printed word to stir the world
Title
Every book its reader
Title remainder
the power of the printed word to stir the world
Statement of responsibility
Nicholas A. Basbanes
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In celebration of five eventful centuries of the printed word, Basbanes considers of writings that have "made things happen" in the world, works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of influential people. Basbanes asks what we can know about such figures as Milton, Gibbon, Locke, Newton, Coleridge, John Adams, Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Henry James, Thomas Edison, Helen Keller--even the Marquis de Sade and Hitler--by knowing what they read. He shows how books that these people have consulted, in some cases annotated with their marginal notes, can offer clues to the development of their thought. He then profiles some of the most articulate readers of our time, who discuss such concepts as literary canons, classicworks in translation, the timelessness of poetry, the formation of sacred texts, and the power of literature to train physicians, nurture children, and rehabilitate criminal offenders.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
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Basbanes, Nicholas A.
Dewey number
028/.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
Z1035.A1
LC item number
B15 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Best books
  • Books and reading
Label
Every book its reader : the power of the printed word to stir the world, Nicholas A. Basbanes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060593230
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005046164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060593230
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm60321337
  • 438546
Label
Every book its reader : the power of the printed word to stir the world, Nicholas A. Basbanes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [333]-343) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 360 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780060593230
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2005046164
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780060593230
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm60321337
  • 438546

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