“A book is one of the most patient of all man’s inventions. Centuries mean nothing to a well-made book. It awaits its destined reader, come when he may, with eager hand and seeing eye. Then occurs one of the great examples of union, that of a man with a book, pleasurable, sometimes fruitful, potentially world-changing, simple; and in a public library . . . without cost to the reader.” —
I really enjoyed this post.
The Adam Hochschild reminds me of two books I want to read. One, Hochschild's "To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion, 1914–1918", and two, "War Against War – The American Fight For Peace 1914-1918" by Michael Kazin.
Also I love the quote! I had to Google Lawrence Clark Powell.
William Caxton is the greatest Briton by miles. More books to add to lists. Splendid.