Alfred J. Mac Adam
Distributed to the trade by W.W. Norton
xii, 354 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 19 cm.
A product of ten years of research and support from leading American and European universities, A Universal History of the Destruction of Books traces a tragic story: the smashed tablets of ancient Sumer, the widespread looting of libraries in post-war Iraq, the leveling of the Library of Alexandria, book burnings by Crusaders and Nazis, and censorship against authors past and present. With diligence and grace, Báez mounts a compelling investigation...