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The book is just what I expected and delivered promptly.Published 16 months ago by Timothy Counihan
Interesting read about the history of the Great Books and the men involved in bringing them to the American consciousness in the twentieth century. Read morePublished 22 months ago by classicbooksmom
I interrupted reading David Denby's "Great Books" to read this and couldn't stop. I enjoyed looking at the cultural pressure of the time of my youth as if it were quaint... Read morePublished 23 months ago by RHagan
I learned a thing or two from this book. I had no idea, for instance, that the editions used in the Great Books series were so abysmally sucky.Published on December 31, 2013 by Steve Wooden
This is an excellent introductory review of the Great Books Movement in America. The author makes a good case to question the validity and authenticity of popularization of higher... Read morePublished on November 11, 2013 by DrGloria
I grew up with a mother who read.
Mom was a sickly woman with a rare hereditary disease which took each generation of her family in their forties. Read more
Many reviewers gave this a hearty "thumbs-down" and I couldn't help but wonder why, since I have owned a set of the Great Books for many years. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by James C. Martin
This book trivializes the Great Book movement and founders. It speaks in a way which is impudent, cynical, and discouraging to readers. Read morePublished on April 10, 2013 by Andy K
This book's entire existence is based on what it can never be, a great book. Instead we have to sit through a juvenile whining about why they'd rather be hanging out with their... Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by Maleo