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978-0-06-058080-3 / 0060580801

A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World

by Basbanes, Nicholas A.

Publisher:Harper Perennial

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him "the leading authority of books about books." In this beautifully packaged edition, Basbanes brings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles.

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