The Gutenberg Revolution: The Story of a Genius and an Invention That Changed the World

John Man (Author)
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Product Details

Price: $18.95
Publisher: Bantam Books
Published Date: May 01, 2010
Pages: 303
Dimensions: 5.3 X 0.78 X 7.66 inches | 0.53 pounds
ISBN: 9780553819663
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About the Author

John Man is a historian and travel writer whose other titles include Alpha Beta, Attila, Genghis Khan, and The Great Wall.

Reviews

"The best book about the origin of books you could read. It is clear, engaging, fast-paced and authoritative."
-- Stephen Fry
"Extremely erudite and enormously enthusiastic."
-- "Guardian"
"Extremely erudite and enormously enthusiastic." "Guardian""
"Vivid . . . engaging, detailed and highly readable . . . a window on an extraordinary display of consummate skill and creative genius." --New Scientist
"At the heart of Man's enchanting narrative is Gutenberg's place as an early capitalist, an entrepreneur, deprived of patrician status by his mother's modest background, who set out to strike it rich in business." --New York Times Book Review
"A heavily detailed account, but still accessible to a general audience." --Booklist
The best book about the origin of books you could read . . . clear, engaging, fast-paced and authoritative." --Stephen Fry
"Extremely erudite and enormously enthusiastic." --Guardian