The Library of Congress has published an updated list of the most influential books in America after hearing responses from the public. The post Influential Books appeared first on The Millions.
UNEXPECTEDLY: Obama Wants ‘Radical’ Who Fought for PORN in Public Libraries To Run Library of Congress. The long march through the institutions continues.
The House Judiciary Committee holds a hearing today on Examining the Allegations of Misconduct Against IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, Part II: Todd Garvey (Legislative Attorney, Library of Congress) (testimony) Michael Gerhardt (Professor, North Carolina) (testimony) Andrew McCarthy (Former Assistant U.S. Show More Summary
How will our memories be experienced by future generations? How much of our cultural memory is "owed" to them? And why on earth would the Library of Congress be interested in preserving years worth of tweets??? These were among the topics...Show More Summary
Topic: Books Libraries A public poll for the Library of Congress to choose 65 books by US authors that had a profound effect on American life has thrown up some surprises. Herbert’s Dune, a 1965 science-fiction novel adapted into a film...Show More Summary
[Image: An airplane hangar in Utah, via the U.S. Library of Congress]. Another book I read while jet-lagged in London last week was Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker; its chapter “Wayfinding” is particularly fascinating and worth seeking out. [Image: Interior view of same hangar, via U.S. Show More Summary
People really want to see that Holocaust clown movie that Jerry Lewis deemed so unsalvageable, he not only decided never to release it, but disputes reports that he has allowed the Library of Congress to someday show it after he dies. The latest chapter in the ongoing fan-fueled saga to discover The Day The Clown […]
Fans at the World Series in 1916. A quarter century earlier, Ella Black opened doors for baseball-loving women everywhere. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ggbain-22957) On May 21, 1890, as she did on most spring days, Ella Black put on a hat, grabbed her press credentials, and headed out to the ballpark to do her job. Show More Summary
Congress: [Response to British Peace Proposals](http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/response-to-british-peace-proposals/): >Congress resumed the consideration of the draft of the letter, in answer to the letter and papers received from the Earl of Carlisle, &c. Show More Summary
Members of World War II's 33nd Fighter Group attend a briefing in Ramitelli, Italy. (Photo: Toni Frissell/Library of Congress/LC-DIG-ppmsca-13245) Over the past few days, as the country reels in the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando,...Show More Summary
Used car lot, Lancaster, Ohio, 1938; it’s a safe bet that buyers still argued about a $29 selling price. Photo by Ben Shahn, from Library of Congress archives. There aren’t many universal truths in this world, but here’s one: If you’re shopping for a specific year, make and model of car, every example you find […]
You might think your tweets on Twitter belong to you. But in 2010, the Library of Congress acquired the entire archive of Twitter. Why would such a majestic library acquire such seemingly ephemeral material? Historian Abby Smith Rumsey,...Show More Summary
Teaching American History: [Response to British Peace Proposals](http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/response-to-british-peace-proposals/): >June 13, 1778 In CONGRESS. >An express arrived with a letter of the 11th, from...Show More Summary
LATEST EDITION OF NEWSPEAK DICTIONARY TO BE DELAYED PUBLICATION. Words Matter: House Orders Library of Congress to Keep ‘Illegal Alien’ Designation.
LAST MONTH in the Library of Congress, journalist Mark Shields fielded audience questions after delivering the 2016 Herblock Lecture. Some of the evening’s laugh lines had come at Donald Trump’s expense, but at one point Shields submitted a more serious answer: The media need to more deeply consider why Trump appeals to so many voters. […]
A tank commander in training, 1942. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-DIG-fsac-1a35198) They were my first secret documents, and they did not disappoint. Individual pages in the file were rubberstamped “SECRET” in oversize letters, once in the top margin and again at the bottom. Show More Summary
1924 American Olympic Boxing Team (Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia, 2009 via Library of Congress)? On Wednesday, June 1 st, the International Boxing Associated voted to allow professional boxers compete in the upcoming Olympic Games. Many...Show More Summary
Consumptive's Room, Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. (Photo: Library of Congress/LC-USZ62-64952) A tourist visiting Mammoth Cave, just outside Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 1842 would have encountered “ a bizarre scene. Pale, spectral figures in...Show More Summary
[Image: “St. Mark's Place, with campanile, Venice, Italy,” via the Library of Congress]. Following a number of recent events for A Burglar’s Guide to the City—discussing, among other things, the often less than clear legal lines between...Show More Summary