America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress (Hardcover)

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America's Greatest Library: An Illustrated History of the Library of Congress (Hardcover)

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Packed with fascinating facts, compelling images, and little-known nuggets of information, this new go-to illustrated guide to the history of the Library of Congress will appeal to history buffs and general readers alike. It distils over two hundred years of history into an engaging read that makes a Washington icon relevant today.

John Y. Cole is the Library of Congress Historian, the top technical expert and adviser on the history of the Library of Congress, documenting institutional history and conducting historical research. Cole was the founding director of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress, which was created by law in 1977. Cole has served the Library of Congress since 1966 following two years of service as a U.S. Army second lieutenant and chief of the library branch of the U.S. Army Intelligence School. He has been instrumental in shaping numerous literacy and reading-promotion programs during his 50-year tenure at the Library and is the author of several books about the institution.
Product Details ISBN: 9781911282136
ISBN-10: 1911282131
Publisher: Giles
Publication Date: January 2nd, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English