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Andrew Pettegree: The Book at War

February 9 @ 12:00 pm CST

The Caxton Club

How would you answer if someone were to ask you to tell them about when German language books were being tossed into bonfires?

Before you attend this program you might be inclined to provide one answer. After it, you might also include another, more surprising response.

Books live in the same world that people do and get caught up in the same conflicts – both as instruments and victims of warfare. From the burning of (parts of) the ancient library of Alexandria to the horror of modern industrialized battle, books are often in the way – or are even helping to shape the way.

Andrew Pettegree will reveal this fascinating history as he draws on his latest publication, The Book at War (published in the U.S. in December 2023 by Basic Books, a Hachette imprint). It is a story both timely and timeless.

Alert Caxtonians will recall that our speaker has joined us before, from the University of St Andrews (no relation) in Scotland. Much published, he previously joined his co-author in speaking to us about The Library: A Fragile History.

Don’t wait until your notice arrives. Volunteer to attend and register today! https://caxtonclub.org/event-5535425?CalendarViewType=1&SelectedDate=1/26/2024

Zoom presentation is free and open to all.

Zoom begins at 12:00PM CT/1:00 PM ET. Preregistration required via website.

Please forward this notice to anyone who may find it of interest.


February 9
12:00 pm CST
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