Narrated By: Gordon Griffin
Duration: 9 hours and 6 minutes
What to expect
Listen as Gordon Griffin narrates Books That Changed History, telling you all about the most famous books of all time while marvelling at the stories behind them. Over 75 of the world's most celebrated, rare, and seminal books are examined and explained in this stunning audiobook.
Books That Changed History is a unique encyclopedia spanning the history of the written word, from 3000 BCE to the modern-day. Chronologically showing the evolution of human knowledge and the changing ways in which books are made. Discover incredible coverage of history's most influential books including the Mahabharata, Shakespeare's First Folio, The Diary of Anne Frank, and Penguin's first ever paperbacks.
From Darwin's groundbreaking On the Origin of Species to Louis Braille's conception of the Braille system that we still use today, these are world-famous books that have had the biggest impact on history.
Every book is presented with fascinating biographies of those who created them. Books That Changed History gathers dictionaries, diaries, plays, poems, treaties, and religious texts into one stunning celebration of the undisputed power of books.
Featuring a foreword written by James Naughtie.
© 2017 Dorling Kindersley Ltd © 2019 DK Audio
Antiques, vintage and collectables: books, manuscripts, ephemera and printed matter, Literary reference works
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