Books break the shackles

Defeat Despair

We are surrounded by communications from the past! Tune into one today. Photo by William Hoiles, via Basking Ridge Historical Society, CCA 2.0 We are surrounded by communications from the past. Tune in to one today!
Photo by William Hoiles at Basking Ridge Historical Society, CCA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

“One glance at [a book] and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of distant epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time…”Carl Sagan

If you could host a dinner party and invite whomever you wanted, from any era, who are some of the people you’d invite?  Make your list, then head to the library, or check an online library or database.  Chances are you can hear from each person on that list, directly, via the wonders of written words.  And you…

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