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    Great Books of the Western World

      When I was growing up all kids had frequent need to refer to an encyclopaedia. At that time the encyclopaedia Britannica was the leading supplier of a comprehensive (and accurate) compendium of its time. The publishers also released an edition named “The Great Books of the Western World”. As a kid my parents could never afford a copy of the encyclopaedia but as soon as I was working and drawing a reliable salary I invested in a copy of GBWW and put that imposing set of 54 works up on my shelves. At that time in the mid-seventies I honestly did not have the personal tools to do them…