A Universal History of the Destruction of Books
From Ancient Sumer to Modern-day IraqBook - 2008
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.
Publisher: New York : Atlas & Co., c2008.
Branch Call Number: 027.009 BAEZ
Characteristics: xii, 354 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 19 cm.
From Library Staff
Book burning and tablet crushing from ancient to modern times.