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Library of America Complete Collection

Amazon.com now has available the Library of America Complete Collection. This 183 volume collection comes with a price tag of $3,869.97.

Libraries and the Internet

Blake posted a thought piece titled 10 Reasons Why The Web Is Almost A Substitute For Libraries. In the post I think Blake makes many valid points. I think there is another important point to consider. Many of the quality resources on the Internet were put there by libraries. For example you can find this book on the Internet The Open Polar Sea: A Narrative of a Voyage of Discovery Towards the North Pole, in the Schooner "United States" and you don't have to go to a library to read it.

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Public Art

Storm Troopers

There was a story on LISNEWS last week about "Free Comic Book Day".
http://lisnews.org/articles/06/05/05/148244.shtml

See this

http://www.brandonhardesty.com/reenactments.html

Watch the Wonka one and Breakfast Club. The Princess bride is also funny. Look up on Google to get this guys full story. Interesting page. You heard it here first. Maybe.

Pulitzer Prize

The books that won the Pulitzer Prize were announced today. You can see complete list that includes newspapers and articles that won here -- http://www.pulitzer.org/2006/2006.html

The books that won Pulitzers in 2006 are:

Pulitzer for General nonfiction
Imperial Reckoning: The Untold Story Of Britain's Gulag In Kenya
http://tinyurl.com/lw544

Following the Equator

Mark Twain

I just got done watching this Mark Twain - A Film Directed by Ken Burns. The copy I saw I got from NetFlix. I highly recommend. There are several Twain books that I want to go read now.

Book Safe

Book Safe -- Here is what is happening to some remainder books.

Roads to Space

Roads to Space: An Oral History of the Soviet Space Program According to WorldCat only 22 libraries have this book. I personally own two copies. (In case I want to read it more than once)

Moondust : In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth

Moondust : In Search of the Men Who Fell to EarthFrom Publishers Weekly
Between 1969 and 1972, 12 men traveled a quarter-million miles to the moon and returned safely. In this powerful, intimate story, journalist Smith sets out to find these men and discover how that experience changed their lives. Smith, a boy living in a nondescript California subdivision at the time of the Apollo missions and caught up in the endless possibility of space flight, journeys to the halls of power in Washington, D.C., and the backwoods of Texas in search of these mythical figures of American know-how. He finds Neil Armstrong, the first man on the Moon, still cool and confident, a plainspoken man who never let on how close that mission came to disaster. In Gene Cernan, the last man on the Moon, he finds an imperious, driven, highly successful businessman. If all of the men share one affliction, it's fame. Once at the center of the world's attention, these mostly ordinary men with some extraordinary gifts and luck have lived their lives being asked the same question—What was it like "up there"? In an artful blend of memoir and popular history, Smith makes flesh-and-blood people out of icons and reveals the tenderness of his own heart.
Read blurb on inside flap of dust jacket

Trade

I have a trade for you. I need to add some movies to my NetFlix list. What should I see? What movie do most people not know about that you think are neat?

I have one for you in trade.

Man on the Train -- Movie is in French but you can turn on the english subtitles. Go to Ebert's sight and read the review and you will have some insight on why I think the movie is so good.

A Furnace Afloat

A Furnace Afloat : The Wreck of the Hornet and the Harrowing 4,300-mile Voyage of Its Survivors (Click on book title for more info) Over the years a handful of famous shipwrecks have become symbols of something greater, their accounts compromising a floating opera of sudden

Building Moonships : The Grumman Lunar Module

Building Moonships : The Grumman Lunar ModuleIn 1961, after the United States had acquired a total of fifteen minutes of spaceflight experience, President John F. Kennedy announced his plans for landing a man on the moon by 1970. The space race had begun.

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