A tribute to the enduring power of the printed word
Books That Changed the World tells the fascinating stories behind 50 books that, in ways great and small, have changed the course of human history. Andrew Taylor sets each text in its historical context and explores its wider influence and legacy. Whether hes discussing the incandescent effect of The Quran, the enduring influence of Adam Smiths Wealth of Nations, or the way in which Uncle Toms Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe galvanized the anti-slavery movement, Taylor has written a stirring and informative testament to human ingenuity and endeavour. Ranging from The Iliad to Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone, the Kama Sutra to Lady Chatterleys Lover, this is the ultimate, thought-provoking read for book-lovers everywhere.
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