A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern Iraq
A product of 10 years' research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces the tragic story which encapsulates: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer; the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq; the levelling of the Library of Alexandria; the burning of books by Crusaders and Nazis; and censorship against authors. With diligence and grace, Baez mounts a compelling investigation into the motives behind such destruction and the perverse 'anti-creationism' which it embodies.
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Review: A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-Day IraqUser Review - Bruce Reiter - Goodreads
This is a very readable book about the Destruction of printed material from the dawn of writing to the situation in Iraq in the early 2000. It discusses both manmade and natural disasters that have ... Read full review
Review: A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-Day IraqUser Review - Mark Nenadov - Goodreads
This is an amazingly ambitious project, documenting the history of the destruction of books. It spans from "ancient Iraq" (Sumer) around 4000 BC to the chaos and looting in Iraq in 2003, and covers a ... Read full review