Story of Libraries: From the Invention of Writing to the Computer Age

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Bloomsbury Academic, Feb 1, 2001 - Literary Criticism - 256 pages
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This work describes the crucial role libraries played in ancient Egypt, Han-dynasty China, the ancient Western Classical world (the great library of Alexandria, which was lost to us in stages over many years), the Baghdad of Harun-al-Rashid, and medieval and Renaissance Europe. It continues with the libraries of colonial America, the Library of Congress, university libraries, and today's large public library system.

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Review: The Story Of Libraries: From The Invention Of Writing To The Computer Age

User Review  - Alice Chau-Ginguene - Goodreads

It's a very interesting book but very academic. I think it will be a good reference book rather than for leisure read. Read full review

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User Review  - Meghan O'Leary - Goodreads

Lerner is a chauvinist jerk with a hard-on for Melvil Dewey. Other than that it's a pretty good intro to the history of American and European libraries. Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Fred Lerner holds degrees in history and library science from Columbia University, where he received his doctorate. He has also written widely on contemporary science fiction and produces a bibliographical database indexing literature on posttraumatic stress disorder. He lives in Vermont with his wife Sheryl, a retired teacher.

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