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Gutenberg Hardcover – May 31, 1993


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Atheneum; 1st ed edition (May 31, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0027352382
  • ISBN-13: 978-0027352382
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 9 x 11.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #420,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Fisher ( Galileo ; The Wailing Wall ) adds to his impressive oeuvre with another informative, clearly presented work. He commands attention from the first line--"Johann Gutenberg is something of a mystery"--and continues to lure the reader with his judicious chronicling of Gutenberg's life and of his invention of movable type. The text dramatically telescopes Gutenberg's achievements. Born in southwestern Germany in the last decade of the 14th century, Gutenberg labored as a goldsmith and gemstone cutter while secretly working to achieve his true goal: to be the first to print words mechanically. Fisher shows how he overcame recurring financial setbacks, problems with a greedy partner and skepticism about the value of his first printed books to accomplish his aim, and to print his now-celebrated two-volume, 642-page Bible in 1454. Though somewhat austere for those on the younger end of the targeted audience, the stark, black-and-white illustrations convey the somber tone of the period as well as Gutenberg's unflagging determination to succeed. Ages 7-11.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By elk1hound on October 8, 2013
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Well done for an 8 year old to read. I was disappointed in the limited amount of information which it contained. I either misunderstood the reading level of the book or it was not stated.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 1, 2000
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Johannes Gutenberg, possibly the most important man inhistory.Invented the printing press, changed my life. If he werealive today, I would say thank you. Thank you for changing mylife. Myself and my fellow worshippers of you would like to thank you for looking out over us. This book was excellent.
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