Richard Ovenden OBE discusses his latest book, 'Burning the Books: A History of Knowledge Under Attack', a Radio 4 Book of the Week.
"Libraries and archives have been attacked since ancient times but have been especially threatened in the modern era. Today the knowledge they safeguard faces purposeful destruction and willful neglect; deprived of funding, libraries are fighting for their very existence. Burning the Books recounts the history that brought us to this point." - Harvard University Press