Johann Gutenberg: Master of Modern Printing
Discusses the life of Johann Gutenberg, inventor of letterpress printing, which made possible the large-scale production of books and printed matter, and contributed to an explosion in learning and literacy that spread throughout the modern world.
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The Genius of Movable Type
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