For over 2000 years, book burners have laid their torches to millions of books condemned as heretical, blasphemous, immoral, obscene, subversive or seditious. Books have been reduced to ashes in church yards, college yards, school furnaces, public squares and city streets. The goals of the book burners have been to extirpate history, to intimidate and stamp out opposition, to create solidarity, and to cleanse society of controversial ideas. Too often, book burning foreshadows violence against those who originated or shared ...

Burning Books 2012, McFarland & Co Inc, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786471560


Burning Books 2006, McFarland & Company, Jefferson, NC

ISBN-13: 9780786422081