The Case for Books (Paperback)
Past, Present, and Future
PublicAffairs, 9781586489021, 256pp.
Publication Date: August 3, 2010
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Praise For The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future…
Chronicle of Higher Education, August 29, 2010
“A useful text with which to muse on this subject is Robert Darnton's The Case for Books: Past, Present, and Future (PublicAffairs, 2009). In it, the onetime newspaper reporter, distinguished scholar of the Enlightenment and the history of the book, and director of Harvard's libraries, swings between explanations and concerns about Google Book Search, and how the situation with books today looks in the perspective of history. Many of his observations give pause.”