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A Universal History of the Destruction of Books by Fernando Báez
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Jan 04, 09

bookshelves: books-and-reading, history
Recommended for: book lovers, history buffs
Read in January, 2009, read count: 1

The book was interesting, but it was a bit tiresome and depressing at times. You are looking at humanity's history pretty much by the many books (and scrolls and manuscripts) that have been lost or destroyed from natural disasters to man's intentional destruction. It is written in short sections, which makes it easy to read, but the prose is a little on the dry side (which is why I gave it two stars; it just did not draw me in). If you are interested in books, it is worth a look, but it is a slow read.
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