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Hardcover, 272 pages
Published February 1st 1977 by Doubleday Books (first published 1977)
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Steve Carroll
Sep 01, 2014 Steve Carroll rated it really liked it
Why yes, I have been buying up out of print Issac Asimov non-fiction books on Amazon. How could you tell? ;-)

This was an odd little book! Asimov is quite open that he hasn't chosen the poems based on their quality and even admits to not liking several of them. The selection of poems is heavily weighted towards depictions of historical events that were broadly familiar to audiences at some point. I'll be honest that I only knew about 1/3rd of them but I'm nobody's idea of poetry expert which is w
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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