ERIC Number: ED263586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Books in My Life. The Center for the Book/Viewpoint Series No. 14.
Downs, Robert B.
As part of the Center for the Book's Viewpoint Series, this booklet considers the impact of books on history and civilization and their influence on personal life as well. Beginning with a preface by John Y. Cole, Executive Director of the Center for the Book, the booklet discusses writer Robert B. Down's favorite childhood books and his interest in books and libraries that led to his writing a number of books on the theme of the influence of books, including "Books That Changed the World"; "Famous American Books"; "Famous Books, Ancient and Medieval"; "Famous Books Since 1492"; "Books That Changed America"; "Famous Books, Great Writings in the History of Civilization"; "Books That Changed the South"; "In Search of New Horizons, Epic Tales of Travel and Exploration"; and"Landmarks in Science, Hippocrates to Carson." The booklet lists the two factors considered when including books in such collections and concludes with an examination of attempts made by other critics to assess the influence of books. (EL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. Center for the Book.