A Splendor Of Letters: The Permanence Of Books In An Impermanent World

Paperback | November 2, 2004

byNicholas A. Basbanes

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In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and biographer David McCullough to proclaim him "the leading authority of books about books." In this beautifully packaged edition, Basbanes brings to a close his wonderful trilogy on the remarkable world of books and bibliophiles.

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In A Splendor of Letters, Nicholas A. Basbanes continues the lively, richly anecdotal exploration of book people, places, and culture he began in 1995 with A Gentle Madness (a finalist that year for the National Book Critics Circle Award) and expanded in 2001 with Patience & Fortitude, a companion work that prompted the two-time Pulitz...

Nicholas A. Basbanes has worked as an award-winning investigative reporter, a literary editor, and a nationally syndicated columnist. The author of five books, he also writes a regular column for Fine Books & Collections magazine and lectures widely on book-related issues. He and his wife, Constance, live in Massachusetts.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.05 inPublished:November 2, 2004Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060580801

ISBN - 13:9780060580803

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“Book lovers all should join the cheering section for Patience & Fortitude.Nicholas Basbanes has become the leading authority of books about books and this, his latest, is a jewel.” (David McCullough)