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A Gathering of Wonders by Joseph  Wallace
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There are very enjoyable stories sprinkled through out this book...just not enough of them. The author relies on research reports in the Museum's library for most of the anecdotes and background on curators and exhibits.
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The Devil Colony by James Rollins
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Kingdom Under Glass by Jay Kirk
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Kingdom Under Glass is a biography of the noted taxidermist and African adventurer Carl Akeley who helped to create the wonderful Hall of African Mammals at the Museum of Natural History in the 1930s. Much of this book is fascinating and a really enj ...more
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Tomorrow-Land by Joseph Tirella
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Tomorrow-Land is a mixed book of the 64-65 World's Fair and news about the troubled times in NYC, the civil rights movement, echoes of early days of Vietnam, popular rock and folk music of the mid-sixties and as such it is neither fish nor fowl and o ...more
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Earthly Remains by Donna Leon
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Remembering the Future by Robert     Rosenblum
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Published to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1964 World's Fair, Remembering the Future is a highly illustrated collection of essays on the architecture and design, exhibits, and impact of both the 1939 and 1964 Fairs. From Robert Moses to Wal ...more
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An Unlikely Union by Paul Moses
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Found "An Unlikely Union" by accident. Since I'm half-Irish and half-Italian from New York it immediately had an appeal. Author Moses combines detailed research with a flair for insightful dramatic writing to entertain and tell the story of two immig ...more
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Tomorrow-Land by Joseph Tirella
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Kingdom Under Glass by Jay Kirk
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Windows on Nature by Stephen Christopher Quinn
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A wondrous illustrated look at the creation of the natural wildlife habitat dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History. From the remarkable advances in taxidermy to the painstaking recreations and of the authentic foregrounds and backgrounds ...more
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“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”
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“Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combination of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.”
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