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Thursday, November 29, 2007


Just a quick reminder for those of you who procrastinate to the last second, Jacques Barzun's 100th birthday is tomorrow. He is one of our greatest scholars, certainly our greatest historian. Fifty one years ago he was selected as Time's "Man of the Year" and his career was just getting started. He is the author of more than thirty books, at least half a dozen of which are classics. Twelve of them are still in print. His last book -- Dawn and Decadence, a best-seller -- was published when he was ninety-two years old(you might have caught the hour and a half interview with him on C-SPAN).

Gee, I wonder what he is planning next.

You might want to check out the Barzun Blog, dedicated to him and his work here.

To purchase any of his books, simply click on the Amazon link at the top of this page. Do it, you'll be glad you did.