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Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack

Burning the Books: RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK: A History of Knowledge Under Attack (Paperback)

By Ovenden, Richard

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An unforgettable 3,000-year-old journey - from Mesopotamian clay tablets trying to predict the future, to Tudor book-hunters and Nazi bonfires, and on into the dangers of our increasingly digital existence, Burning the Books shows how the preservation of knowledge is vital for th...e survival of civilization itself. 'A wonderful book, full of good stories and burning with passion' SUNDAY TIMES, BOOKS OF THE YEAR 'Compelling, fascinating and rewarding' LITERARY REVIEW 'When books burn, it is more than just words under attack . . . this extraordinary book should stir us to thinking and to action' FINANCIAL TIMES 'A tale of ingenuity and deep courage' GUARDIAN 'A stark warning - the truth itself is under attack' THE TIMES, BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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ISBN 9781529378771
Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
Publisher John Murray Press
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781529378771
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher John Murray Press
Imprint John Murray Publishers Ltd
Released 30 Nov 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
 › 2 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Ovenden, Richard
Category World History
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 363.3109
Weight 260g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Censorship - History, Archives - History
NBS Text History: World & General
ONIX Text General/trade

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