A Great Idea at the Time
The Rise, Fall, and Curious Afterlife of the Great Books
by Alex Beam
In A Great Idea at the Time Alex Beam explores the Great Books mania, in an entertaining and strangely poignant portrait of American popular culture on the threshold of the television age. Populated with memorable characters, A Great Idea at the Time will leave readers asking themselves: Have I read Lucretius’s De Rerum Natura lately? If not, why not?
- PublicAffairs, November 2008
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