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Records of Our National Life: American History at the National Archives
This highly illustrated volume takes the reader on a journey through American history, offering a close-up examination of some of the billions of documents, photographs, maps, and films in the holdings of the National Archives.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by GILES
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Libraries are full of hidden treasures: amazing books with beautiful photographs and interesting facts that aren’t always found because they’re shelved in a strange spot, or have unappealing titles, or any number of reasons. Take Records of Our National Life. It’s not the most appealing title, and as for its shelf location – you can find this little gem somewhere between the books on computer programming and the books on philosophy. Great sections, but not prime browsing territory. So allow me t ...more
This is one of those books that I think most people will never even realize exists. It's not the kind of book that I can envision your average neighborhood bookstore keeping on the shelf. (An expensive coffee table book about the National Archives doesn't exactly scream "sales!") It's precisely the kind of book to get from the library, but it ends up shelved somewhere between the books on computer programming and the books on philosophy - not prime browsing space. And even if you do happen to sp ...more