12 Books That Changed The World: How words and wisdom have shaped our lives
Hodder & Stoughton
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 our digitised age of instant information it is easy to underestimate the power of the printed word. In his fascinating new book accompanying the ITV series, Melvyn Bragg presents a vivid reminder of the
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Reviews for 12 Books That Changed The World: How words and wisdom have shaped our lives
'Bragg has established himself over the past decades as a fearlessly dedicated, popular educator . . . a highly and easily readable book.'
John Sutherland, The Sunday Times
'It can charm almost anyone of any age .