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12 Books That Changed the World (2006)
by Melvyn Bragg
Is a study of
The Speech of William Wilberforce, Esq., Representative for the County of York, on Wednesday the 13th of May, 1789, on the question of the abolition of the slave trade, to which are added the resolutions then moved, and a short sketch of the speeches of the other Members by William Wilberforce
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Accompanying the TV series, this book describes a 'book' as an agent of social, political & personal revolution. Including famous books by Darwin, Newton & Shakespeare, it covers lesser-known works, such as Marie Stopes' 'Married Love', & the original radical feminist Mary Wollstonecraft's 'A Vindication of the Rights of Woman'.
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