Biographies & Memoirs

Gutenberg: How One Man Remade the World with Words

Gutenberg: How One Man Remade the World with Words

A world forever changed... In 1450, all of western Europe's books were hand-copied and amounted to no more than are in a modern public library. By 1500, printed books numbered in the millions. Johann Gutenberg's invention of movable type ignited the explosion of art, literature, and scientific research that accelerated the Renaissance and led directly to the Modern Age.

Introduction: The Third Revolution

Chapter 1: A Golden City, Tarnished

Chapter 2: The Strasbourg Adventure

Chapter 3: A Hercules Labouring for Unity

Chapter 4: Something in the Air

Chapter 5: The Secret Revealed

Chapter 6: In Search of a Bestseller

Chapter 7: The Bible

Chapter 8: Colophon

Chapter 9: Pressing to the Limits

Chapter 10: Christendom Divided, the World United

Appendix 1: The 42-Line Bible: A Possible: Balance Sheet

Appendix 2: German Printers Abroad: The First Wave