misstreebc (misstreebc) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

# 12 Patience & Fortitude

Patience & Fortitude

Nicholas Basbanes

Patience & Fortitude is like many of Nicholas Basbanes' works: a bibliophiles dream!

It takes the main theme of his earlier work, A Gentle Madness: who amasses book collections and how they amass them and developes it further. How is knowledge and information amassed and preserved to be passed down through generations? Is all informaton worthy of being preserved? If not, why is the information and knowledge that is selected for preservation chosen?

From the great libraries of the past and present, like that of ancient Alexandria, to the internet, from universities to public libraries and private collections, Basbanes covers the subject thoroughly, and with a deep passion for the subject. Of course Basbanes' love of the written word comes through on every page, and makes the book such a great pleasure for this bookworm to read!

Nicholas Basbanes has definitely become one of my favorite authors.


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