A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern Iraq
Publish date: January 25th 2010
Pages no: 372
Edition language: English
At time horrifying, but overall emcompassing look at the destruction of books from man made to insects and paper itself.While at times the book does read like a list and at times, I wished there was more, the book is very good. Baez traces the destruction of the book starting in the ancient world. ...
The book was interesting, but it was a bit tiresome and depressing at times. You are looking at humanity's history pretty much by the many books (and scrolls and manuscripts) that have been lost or destroyed from natural disasters to man's intentional destruction. It is written in short sections, wh...