Last year I read Barzun's voluminous "From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life from 1500 to the Present". I was exposed to authors, architects, politicians, scientists, philosophers, rulers, explorers and artists whom I had never even heard of. But what was so amazing was that when I read about the author, while trying to figure out how anyone could be so all-encompassing in their world view and research, I found out that Barzun was 96 years old when he wrote the book!!!
>>By HeBeGeeBee (Monday, 14 May 2012 14:38)
I came upon 'the ghost in the machine' 50 years ago and had the same reaction.
>>By rltr (Tuesday, 15 May 2012 07:35)
Ghost in the Machine was written by Koestler, by the way.
>>By rltr (Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:43)
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