#ARCstravaganza (#1): Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed with Time by Simon Garfield

Good morning!  I have been wanting to participate in #ARCstravaganza for quite some time. If this meme seems interesting to you, go check out all the details at  Flavia the Bibliophile.  So here we go with #ARCstravaganza #1.

~~~My ARC Choice~~~

Timekeepers:  How the World Became Obsessed with Time

By Simon Garfield

Timekeepers: How the World Became Obsessed With Time

~~~About the Book~~~

Title: Timekeepers:  How the World Became Obsessed with Time
Author:  Simon Garfield
Type: Non-fiction
Genre: History, Science
Publisher: Canongate US
Published: March 15, 2019
Format: Digital
Page Count: 294
Source: Netgalley

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana. The Beatles learn to be brilliant in an hour and a half. An Englishman arrives back from Calcutta but refuses to adjust his watch. Beethoven has his symphonic wishes ignored. A US Senator begins a speech that will last for 25 hours. The horrors of war are frozen at the click of a camera. A woman designs a ten-hour clock and reinvents the calendar. Roger Bannister lives out the same four minutes over a lifetime. And a prince attempts to stop time in its tracks.

Timekeepers is a book about our obsession with time and our desire to measure it, control it, sell it, film it, perform it, immortalize it and make it meaningful. It has two simple intentions: to tell some illuminating stories, and to ask whether we have all gone completely nuts.

THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING MY VERY FIRST #ARCSTRAVAGANZAPOST!

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