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Why Books are Called Books


At the BookShelf

The link below is to an article that looks at why books are called books.

For more visit:
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/07/books-called-books/

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Article: United Kingdom – Lambeth Palace & the Stolen Books


At the BookShelf

The link below is to a fascinating story of books that were stolen from Lambeth Palace over a number of decades.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22249700

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Article: Book Burning Incidents from History


The link below is to an article that considers 11 book burning incidents from history.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50038/11-book-burning-stories-will-break-your-heart


Article: History of Book Vending Machines


At the BookShelf

The link below is to an article that considers the history of book vending machines.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-geoghegan/book-vending-machines_b_2945364.html

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Article: The 10 Biggest Book Burnings in Literary History


The link below is to an article that looks at 10 of the biggest book burning events in history.

For more visit:
http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2012/the-10-biggest-book-burnings-in-literary-history/


Article: WWII – The Story of Billy Young


The link below is to an article that tells the story of World War II survivor Billy Young. Young was a 16-year-old who survived the Japanese torture of imprisonment during World War II. This piece is an edited selection from the book ‘The Story of Billy Young,’ by Anthony Hill.

For more visit:
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/brutality-and-survival-the-horrific-tale-of-the-kid-who-refused-to-die-20120728-232ps.html


Article: World War I – France’s Demise?


The link below is to an article dealing with the lead up to World War I and the book, ‘The Demise of France.’ This is an interesting read if nothing else.

For more visit:
http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/133236


Today in History: 24 May 1522


England: Puritan John Jewel was Born

On this day in 1522, John Jewel, the English Bishop of Salisbury was born. He studied at Oxford.

Jewel was known to the early English Reformers, including Thomas Cranmer and Nicholas Ridley who were both martyred for their faith. Though he signed Catholic articles of faith, he fled to Continental Europe.

Under Elizabeth I, Jewel returned to England, where he became involved in the Elizabethan reforms to the Church of England.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Jewel

Book:
The Life of Bishop Jewel, by Charles Webb Le Bas


Today in History: 11 May 868


At the BookShelf

The World’s Oldest Book

The link below is to an article about the Diamond Sutra, the world’s oldest surviving book, which was printed on the 11 May, 868.

For more, visit:
http://www.neatorama.com/2012/05/11/the-diamond-sutra-the-worlds-oldest-copyleft-book/

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