EAN-139780764208522   EAN-13 barcode 9780764208522
Product NameGreat Books Reader, The: Excerpts And Essays On The Most Influential Books In Western Civilization
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHeight:9.06 inches / Length:6.1 inches / Weight:2.5 pounds / Width:2.01 inches
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Page Count752
Long DescriptionGreat Books programs have become increasingly popular among Christian colleges, high schools, and even home schoolers. This one-of-a-kind book is designed for those who do not have the opportunity to attend such a program but are still interested in directly engaging with the Western Canon. It contains substantial excerpts from thirty of the most important books in history, with each excerpt followed by an essay placing the work in historical and Christian context. Readers can learn directly from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton. Selected as one of 2011's Best Books for Preachers by Preaching Magazine
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UPC Barcode

UPC-A Code


EAN Barcode

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Barcode Code 39

Code 39 (limited text)


Barcode Code 128

Code 128 (full text)


Interleave 2 of 5

Interleave 2 of 5 (digits only)


Barcode Codabar

Codabar (digits and limited punctuation)


Barcode MSI

MSI (digits only)


Barcode Plessey

Plessey (digits and letters A-F)


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Barcode QR Code

QR Code


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Barcode Maxicode



Barcode Data Matrix

Data Matrix

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