A Short History of Writing Instruction: From Ancient Greece To Modern America - James J. Murphy Fantastic book about the history of, well, writing! This was a required book for a Theories in Teaching Writing class which I am taking as I work towards my masters degree in English. I had been dreading this class, but seriously, this book pulled me through and opened my eyes to how writing has evolved in terms of society and education, but also this focus on writing has moved us away from a focus on other forms of teaching/educating, which the Ancient Greeks warned against (well some of them!) A must read for a composition/rhetoric teacher, in my opinion anyways!