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Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half

Christopher Columbus Book of Priviledges

A Complete Catalogue of His Photographs

The first comprehensive study and complete catalogue of Jacob Riis’s photographs, this volume is the culmination of more than two decades of research on Riis, assembling materials from five repositories as well as previously unpublished photographs and notes.

Facing Change: Documenting America

The Forgotten Fifties

This astounding collection of images by award-winning photographers tells the story of today’s America—and provides an enduring legacy that will inform the way we address our future.

Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark

Mapping the West with Lewis and Clark

This new book draws from the collection of period maps in the Library’s Geography & Map Division and other repositories to examine the critical role that maps played in President Thomas Jefferson’s vision of a formidable republic that would no longer be eclipsed by European empires.

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Celebrating Books 2016


Now through December 31, 2016

Visit the "America Reads" exhibition in the Southwest Gallery, Second floor, Thomas Jefferson Building. “America Reads” celebrates the public’s choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life.

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