Burning the Books
'A stark and important warning about the value of knowledge . . . Vital reading for this day and age' PETER FRANKOPAN
An unforgettable 3,000-year-old journey - from Mesopotamian clay tablets trying to predict the future, to Tudor book-hunters and Nazi bonfires, and on into the dangers of our increasingly digital existence, Burning the Books shows how the preservation of knowledge is vital for the survival of civilization itself.