ERIC Number: ED260430
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Book. The Center for the Book Viewpoint Series No. 1.
Tuchman, Barbara W.
The first publication in the Viewpoint Series of the Center for the Book, this booklet contains the first lecture commemorating Luise Sillcox. The booklet includes a preface by John Y. Cole, Executive Director of the Center for the Book, and an introduction by John Hersey, President of the Authors League of America. The lecture presented in the booklet, given by Barbara Tuchman, focuses on the history of the book from its beginnings on clay tablets and papyrus written by scribes and priests; follows its development up to the present time; mentions some of the greatest books written in the Western world, as well as some of its greatest authors; and discusses early libraries, the pleasure gained from reading books, popular books and authors from different historical periods, the changing public taste, books with great political influence, paperback books, and the advent of television. (EL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Note: Lecture sponsored by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress and the Authors League of America (Washington, DC., October 17, 1979).