Alpha Beta: How 26 Letters Shaped the Western World

John Man
Discovering where these 26 or so letters came from and how they have evolved over the years is far more than just an academic exercise. This is a thrilling story of adventure, passion and intrigue.


Reviewed: 2014-01-01

There is just so much that we don't know -- cannot know -- about the development of the alphabet. But the evidence that there is, combined with much speculation, begins to create a version of the story.

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