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Nicholas Basbanes

AKA Nicholas A. Basbanes

Born: 1943
Birthplace: Lowell, MA

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: A Gentle Madness

Military service: US Navy (officer, 1969-70, aboard USS Oriskany in Tonkin Gulf)

Wife: Constance Basbanes

    University: BA, Bates College (1965)
    University: MA, Pennsylvania State University (1968/69)

    Worcester Sunday Telegram Literary Editor (1978-91)

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Author of books:
A Gentle Madness: Bibliophiles, Bibliomanes, and the Eternal Passion for Books (1995)
Patience & Fortitude: A Roving Chronicle of of Book People, Book Places, and Book Culture (2001)
Among The Gently Mad: Perspectives and Strategies for the Book-Hunter in the Twenty-First Century (2002)
A Splendor of Letters: The Permanence of Books in an Impermanent World (2004)
Every Book Its Reader: The Power Of The Printed Word To Stir The World (2005)

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