12 Books That Changed the World

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Discover the world-changing power of books.

Recommendation: - This book is perfect for history enthusiasts who want to explore the hidden influence of literature on society. Melvyn Bragg artfully reveals the lesser-known stories behind famous works, showcasing the transformative power of books. From revolutionary feminist texts to ground-breaking scientific treatises, 12 Books That Changed the World will transport you through time and leave you in awe of the written word's immense impact on human progress.

12 Books That Changed the World

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ISBN: 9780340839836
Authors: Melvyn Bragg
Publisher: Sceptre
Date of Publication: 2006-01-01
Format: Paperback
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In this digitised age of shared information, it is easy to take for granted the power of the printed word. Here Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political and personal revolution. In the fascinating book accompanying the ITV series, Melvyn Bragg takes a look at the most important British books in history, and their long-lasting effects which can still be felt throughout the world today. Far from being a study of dry texts, "12 Books That Changed The World" presents a rich variety of human endeavour and a great diversity of characters. From scientific breakthroughs to seminal human rights treatises; from dramatic works of staggering emotional depth to what were at the time seemingly innocuous documents - all these works have shaped the history of Britain and beyond. Definitive, always illuminating and sometimes controversial, the hidden story of these twelve books is a journey through the colourful history of our island and its people.
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Discover the world-changing power of books.

Recommendation: - This book is perfect for history enthusiasts who want to explore the hidden influence of literature on society. Melvyn Bragg artfully reveals the lesser-known stories behind famous works, showcasing the transformative power of books. From revolutionary feminist texts to ground-breaking scientific treatises, 12 Books That Changed the World will transport you through time and leave you in awe of the written word's immense impact on human progress.