Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future

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Product Details

Price
$14.99
Publisher
PublicAffairs
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.25 X 0.75 inches | 0.56 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781586489021

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About the Author

A former professor of European history at Princeton University, Robert Darnton is Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor and director of the Harvard University Library. The founder of the Guttenberg-e program, he is the author of many books. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Reviews

Chronicle of Higher Education, August 29, 2010
"A useful text with which to muse on this subject is Robert Darnton's The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future (PublicAffairs, 2009). In it, the onetime newspaper reporter, distinguished scholar of the Enlightenment and the history of the book, and director of Harvard's libraries, swings between explanations and concerns about Google Book Search, and how the situation with books today looks in the perspective of history. Many of his observations give pause."