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Everything explained that is explainable

on the creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's celebrated eleventh edition, 1910-1911

First edition.
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442 pages

"The audacious, improbable tale of 20th century American hucksterism, outlandish daring, and vision that resurrected a dying Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with a floundering London Times, its astonishing success that changed publishing and that produced the Britannica's eleventh edition (published between 1910 and 1911), the most revered edition of English-language encyclopedias (all 44 million words), considered by many to be "the last great work of the age of reason" (Hans Koening, the New Yorker)"--

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Everything explained that is explainable

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"The audacious, improbable tale of 20th century American hucksterism, outlandish daring, and vision that resurrected a dying Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with a floundering London Times, its astonishing success that changed publishing and that produced the Britannica's eleventh edition (published between 1910 and 1911), the most revered edition of English-language encyclopedias (all 44 million words), considered by many to be "the last great work of the age of reason" (Hans Koening, the New Yorker)"--

Everything explained that is explainable

on the creation of the Encyclopaedia Britannica's celebrated eleventh edition, 1910-1911

First edition.

This edition published in


Edition Description

"The audacious, improbable tale of 20th century American hucksterism, outlandish daring, and vision that resurrected a dying Encyclopedia Britannica in collaboration with a floundering London Times, its astonishing success that changed publishing and that produced the Britannica's eleventh edition (published between 1910 and 1911), the most revered edition of English-language encyclopedias (all 44 million words), considered by many to be "the last great work of the age of reason" (Hans Koening, the New Yorker)"--

Table of Contents

Plymouth 1896
The adman
Printing house square
The Cairo correspondent
The assistant manager
The American scheme
Ten
A dinner for Mr. Chisholm
The supplemental volumes
Half a million goats
Anglosphere
Plan B: a book war
Chaos
High Holborn
The single organism
War and peace
The dreadnaught launch
Offenses
Postscript.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
031
Library of Congress
AE5.E3633 B69 2016

The Physical Object

Pagination
xviii, 442 pages
Number of pages
442

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL27210067M
Internet Archive
everythingexplai0000boyl
ISBN 10
0307269175, 0307389782
ISBN 13
9780307269171, 9780307389787
LC Control Number
2015029960
OCLC/WorldCat
927166013

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