RepositoryOxford Brookes University
DocRefBooks that Shaped the Century
TreeRefBooks that Shaped the Century
Extent100 books
TitleBooks that Shaped the Century Collection
Date20th century
DescriptionThe collection comprises 100 books from the twentieth century deemed by a panel of publishers, librarians and booksellers to have "significantly influenced the way people thought and acted, and thus influenced the course of history for better or worse" (Gordon Graham, LOGOS 20th Century Books Project). The resulting collection encompasses a range of titles that includes two children's books, five plays, books concerned with the social sciences and science including psychology, politics, medicine, physics, management, philosophy, architecture, environment, feminism and history.
AccessConditionsPlease use the Library Catalogue, available at www.brookes.ac.uk/library , to search for items in this collection.
The collection is reference only and is housed in the Headington Library stack. To view the collection please contact the Library's Enquiry Desk.
AdminHistoryThe panel - members of the advisory board of LOGOS, the international book publishing journal - selected the titles after considering the 500 books recommended as "books of the century" by a variety of newspapers and institutions including The New York Times Book Review and Waterstones bookshops.
CustodialHistoryThe collection was exhibited around Europe and the UK before being permanently housed in Oxford Brookes University Library.
ArchNoteCollection level description by Eleanor Possart, 2008.
Books and reading--20th century
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