The link below is to an article that looks at why books are called books.
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The link below is to an article that considers 11 book burning incidents from history.
The link below is to an article that considers the history of book vending machines.
The link below is to an article that considers an historical book server.
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The link below is to an article that looks at 10 of the biggest book burning events in history.
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.
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.
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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.
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The Life of Bishop Jewel, by Charles Webb Le Bas
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.