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12 Books That Changed the World free pdf When we think of great events in the history of the world, we tend to think of war, revolution, political upheaval or natural catastrophe. But throughout history there have been moments of vital importance that have taken place not on the battlefield, or in the palaces of power, or even in the violence of nature, but between the pages of a book. In his fascinating new book accompanying the ITV series, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the book as agent of social, political and personal revolution. Twelve Books that Changed the World "presents a rich variety of human endeavour and a great diversity of characters. Here are famous books by Darwin, Newton and Shakespeare - but we also discover the stories behind some less well-known works, such as Marie Stopes' Married Love", the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Woman" - and even the rules to an obscure ball game that became the most popular sport in the world ...

About Melvyn Bragg

Melvyn Bragg's first novel, For Want of a Nail", was published in 1965 and since then his novels have included The Hired Man", for which he won the Time/Life Silver Pen Award, Without a City Wall", winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, Credo" and The Soldier's Return", which won the WHSmith Literary Award. He has also written several works of non-fiction including Speak for England", Rich" andOn Giants' Shoulders". He is Controller of Arts at LWT and President of the National Campaign for the Arts, and in 1998 he was made a life peer. He lives in London and Cumbria.

Details Book

Author : Melvyn Bragg
Publisher : Hodder
Data Published : 10 April 2006
ISBN : 0340839805
EAN : 9780340839805
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 384 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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