Library An Unquiet History, 2003 Matthew Battles
Library An Unquiet History, 2003 by Matthew Battles is a spirited exploration and explanation of "the library" from the clay tablet of ancient times to our Information Age.
The author works in the Houghton Rare Book Library of Harvard University. Here are some of his concerns:
- Alexandria libraries
- China's Qing Dynasty
- Classical scriptoria
- Vatican collections
- Book pyres of Hitler's Youth
- Rural home libraries
It is a story well told and necessary as world leaders and world readers ponder the word, the book, the library and "the human condition."
This book is in excellent condition--carefully illustrated, as new! It measures 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches by 1 inch and has 245 pages.
We also have a large print hardcover and a paperback edition, both listed our Collection of History Books.