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Nicholas A. Basbanes
Authorship, Commercialism, Conservation, Cultural Transmission, Guttenberg, History, Innovation, Manuscripts, Material Culture, Note-taking, Papermaking, Stamp Act, World Trade Center
Writer, journalist, cultural historian and bibliophile Nicholas A. Basbanes talks about his book On Paper: The Everything of Its Two Thousand Year History (Knopf), winner of the Amercian Library Association's Best Book of the Year award for 2013. "A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things book-related: A Gentle Madness; Patience and Fortitude; and A Splendor of Letters."