Books That Changed History: From the Art of War to Anne Frank’s Diary (Dk)

October 24, 2019 - Comment

Featuring a foreword by James Naughtie.Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury. Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the

Featuring a foreword by James Naughtie.Turn the pages of the most famous books of all time and marvel at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world’s most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning treasury.

Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern day. Chronological chapters show the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made.,

Discover incredible coverage of history’s most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare’s First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin’s first ever paperbacks. From Darwin’s groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille’s conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world famous books that have had the biggest impact on history. Every book is presented with breathtaking photography and fascinating biographies of those who created them.,

Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.

Comments

Anonymous says:

Very nice book, great illustrations Fantastic book, interesting info, it’s a DK so targeted at a younger audience, perfect gift for my 13 yr daughter, rather shallow for a scholar, and certainly most of the books did not “change history”. Still very interesting though, and I thoroughly recommend it as an easy reader for adults, or an eye opened and educational resource for younger learners.

Anonymous says:

You will not know some of these titles existed. This was an exercise in humility reading this book.I was confident I would be sharing my good choices of read with the author but found I knew hardly any of the books. What a come down but it really whetted my apetite to find out where I had gone wrong. Whole family in the same boat.

Anonymous says:

This is a gift but I could happily get another for myself Lovely book. Very detailed and extremely interesting. This is a gift but I could happily get another for myself! I like the way it gives dates throughout the years what books were like back then and how they were written..

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