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Everything Explained that is Explainable : On the Creation of the Encyclopædia Britannica's Celebrated Eleventh Edition, 1910-1911

Author: Denis Boyles
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First edition
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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),  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Boyles
ISBN: 9780307269171 0307269175 9780307389787 0307389782
OCLC Number: 927166013
Description: xviii, 442 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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.
Responsibility: Denis Boyles.

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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)"--

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