Saving America's Treasures
America's treasures come in all shapes and sizes. Tucked away in every corner of the nation, they literally embody the history of our country and our culture -- but all too often they languish forgotten, the priceless legacy of our past crumbling quietly, inexorably, irreplaceably away. "As a nation," writes First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in her eloquent foreword, "we h...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by National Geographic
(first published January 15th 2000)
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2007 wrote: This was an amazing program set up to mark the Millenium by the Clinton Administration. Here historic sites were fast-tracked to protection en mass to preserve America's real treasures and history. The program included many well-known places near my hometown as well as places I have visited up and down the east coast and brought to light the need for volunteers and protectors for these places. The book is a great companion and includeds many great essays about a handful of these plac...more
Ian Frazier (b.1951) is an American writer and humorist. He is the author of Travels in Siberia, Great Plains, On the Rez, Lamentations of the Father and Coyote V. Acme, among other works, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He graduated from Harvard University. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.More about Ian Frazier...