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Book in America
Richard W. Clement (au)
The fascinating role that books have played in the creation of our nation & society is notably the story of authors, printers & publishers who have created books. It is also the story of readers who have shaped our culture. Here is the story of the book in Amer. from 1638 to today. Includes rare images such as the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in the Amer. colonies; Thoreau’s “Walden”; the first Amer. cookbook; Mark Twain’s “Huckleberry Finn”; & Rachel Carson’s “Silent Spring.” Offers fascinating portraits of the titans of pub. from Isaiah Thomas & Matthew Carey to Henry Carey, Henry Holt, Frank Doubleday, Horace Liveright, Robert de Graff & Alfred Knopf. Also portrays Mason Locke Weems, the greatest book salesmen of all time. Ill.
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