Library: An Unquiet History

Library: An Unquiet History

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by Matthew Battles
     
 

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"Splendidly articulate, informative and provoking....A book to be savored and gone back to."—Baltimore SunSee more details below

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"Splendidly articulate, informative and provoking....A book to be savored and gone back to."—Baltimore Sun

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BookPage
“Huge in scope . . . engaging.”
Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Battles' sprightly narrative performs a valuable service by blowing the dust off our stodgy, conventional conception of the library to reveal the living heart of cultures that beats beneath its stone facade.”
Richard Lederer
“Battles turns an all-seeing telescope on the most spectacular galaxy in our intellectual heavens—that magnificent constellation of books we call a library—and brings into focus the brightest stars and blackest holes in its dynamic history.”
Nicholas Basbanes
“Matthew Battles knows his way around the stacks as well as anyone. . . . This book is a delight.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393078626
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/07/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
979,295
File size:
1 MB

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