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Book of Books: Pearls from the Meandering Stream of Time that Runs Across Continents

Book of Books: Pearls from the Meandering Stream of Time that Runs Across Continents

James Mathew and Kent Bicknell
Release Date: 2/12/2021
Pages: 352
Published: 2021
ISBN: 978-1-911451-11-2
Price £110.00
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Book of Books: Pearls from the Meandering Stream of Time that Runs Across Continents

Book of Books is a box of literary delights. Illustrated throughout, it provides a guided tour of rare books, manuscripts and historical artifacts in a single collection. The reader is invited to explore and enjoy carefully chosen pearls that dangle from the strands of Time. The theme runs across cultures and centuries from both East and West with excerpts from the works of many great authors including Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Omar Khayyām and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, and such notable figures as Abraham Lincoln and Mahatma Gandhi.

James Mathew is a cardiologist who lives in Milwaukee, WI. He has presented papers at the Annual Gatherings of the Thoreau Society in Concord, and the Annual Conference of the American Literature Association in Boston, (both in MA). Book of Books is his first book. Kent Bicknell is an educator who lives in New Hampton, NH. He transcribed and published the Gothic thriller by Louisa May Alcott, A Long Fatal Love Chase, which became a New York Times best-seller.


This book on rare books, holographs and historical artifacts in a single collection is a treasure in itself. With generous portions of passages paired with pictures and tastefully spiced with comments, this book is a feast to the intellect. I commend this book as an aperitivo for starters and a digestivo for the sated. Bon Appetit to all guests!

 Adoor Gopalakrishnan, India, Writer& Filmmaker, Recipient of India’s highest film honour, Dadasaheb Phalke Award, British Film Institute Award, French honour: Commander of the Order of Arts & Letters

Books are inanimate friends, ready to challenge, comfort and inspire us. This Book of Books gathers examples of these various genres, offering the reader a glimpse into the minds of people who made their mark on previous generations. We profit as we read from the past which they recount, and we gaze into the future.

Father Michael Collins, Ireland, Author of Books That Changed History

Book of Books represents an original and needed contribution to understanding the very profound impacts that the Transcendentalists made to fostering important conversations across the world about how to understand the reality of global spiritual traditions. The attempts to find the language and conceptual paradigms for this comparative exploration resonate with us still. Book of Books will provide case studies in this complex and challenging undertaking, inspired by the dazzling originators of this movement who were, for the first time, beginning to read works of all the world’s major religions.

Todd Lewis, United States of America, Edward G. Murray Distinguished Professor in Arts and Humanities, College of the Holy Cross

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