The Library by Stuart A. P. Murray
An Illustrated History

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Through the ages, humanity has created, destroyed, rescued, neglected,discovered, stolen, and cherished libraries�and no other institution soperfectly mirrors the human condition in any period of history.The Library tells the story of libraries and of the changing form and function of the book from era to era, whether clay tablets, parchment sheets, papyrus scrolls, glossy paper, recording tape or silicone chips. At the heart of the story of libraries and books is the story of the reader, who also has changed from era to era. Profusely illustrated, with fascinating is a comprehensive look at libraries that will interest book lovers and librarians. 100 illustrations, 80 in color.

About Stuart A. P. Murray

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Stuart A. P. Murray has been an author and editor for almost thirty years, specializing in American history. The author of thirty-four books, including the award-winning America s Song: The Story of Yankee Doodle, and books on the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Vietnam War. He lives in Petersburgh, NY.
Published July 9, 2009 by Skyhorse Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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