New York: Harper Collins, 2005. First edition. Paperback. 360pp. Octavo [23cm] Paperback. NEW. NEW. Item #15792
From the publisher: "Inspired by a landmark exhibition mounted by the British Museum in 1963 to celebrate five eventful centuries of the printed word, Nicholas A. Basbanes offers a lively consideration of writings that have "made things happen" in the world, works that have both nudged the course of history and fired the imagination of countless influential people."