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1. On These Walls: Inscriptions &
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2. A Guide to the Library of Congress
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3. The Library of Congress World
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4. The Library of Congress: The Art
 
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5. American Treasures in the Library
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6. Library of Congress Subject Headings
 
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7. Handbook of the Library of Congress
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8. The Library of Congress
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9. America's Library: The Story of
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10. Baseball Americana: Treasures
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11. Baseball Americana: Treasures
 
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12. Guide to the Library of Congress
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13. Library of Congress Law Library:
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14. Handbook of the New Library of
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15. Essential Library of Congress
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16. Cartoon America: Comic Art in
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17. Shelflisting Music: Guidelines
 
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18. Classified Library of Congress
 
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19. A Complement To Genealogies in
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20. Handbook of the New Library of

1. On These Walls: Inscriptions & Quotations in the Library of Congress
by John Y. Cole
Paperback: 128 Pages (2008-10-30)
list price: US$19.95 -- used & new: US$10.41
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Asin: 1857595459
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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This book provides a guide to inscriptions and often famous quotations on the walls of the Library of Congress ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Book!
I was enthralled by this book! I loved looking at the large photographs of all kinds of artwork in the Library of Congress, much of it on the walls and ceilings. The descriptions were descriptive, factual, and very interesting. It made me want to visit the Library of Congress again and pay better attention to my surroundings!

4-0 out of 5 stars A Long Overdue Compilation

If you go to the Library of Congress, bring your binoculars.There is some beautiful work with exquisite detail high above your head.You can buy post cards of it or pick up pamphlets that show and describe the more outstanding works.A lot of it is just, well, "there" with no context. At last, someone, John Cole, who has been a tireless promoter of libraries though his work at The Center for the Book, has put it all together.

For me, it was not so much the inscriptions, but the ability to actually see the detail of these wonderful examples of classical public art.

Interestingly, the list of artists at the back shows very few name recognition artists. Some are known for studying with the famous. Quite a few have other large scale works in state capitol buildings, libraries and other cultural institutions, parks, etc.

One draw back is that at the maps in the end do not note the locations of the works, you have to flip back and forth for that. Another is that while this book would have been more expensive in a larger format, the content would be much better presented if it were.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful pictures and descriptions
I have wanted a book of pictures of The Library of Congress.I was happy when a colleague let me know of this book.I have always felt that I couldn't spend enough time in The Library of Congress to get all the information that is just posted on the walls.This book has helped me to gather a lot of that.This book is a must for anyone that wants good quotes for their own libraries.

5-0 out of 5 stars On These Walls: Inscriptions & Quotations in the Library of Congress
This book is an excellent overview of the history of the Library of Congress.It is full of color pictures of the interior, the accompanying narrative provides all of the quotations and inscriptions on the walls. I purchased this after a dinner meeting at the Library.I was overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and complexity of the place, with no time to explore. The book has been an excellent supplement. ... Read more


2. A Guide to the Library of Congress Classification:
by Lois Mai Chan
Paperback: 551 Pages (1999-08-15)
list price: US$55.00 -- used & new: US$45.00
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Asin: 1563085003
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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The latest edition of this classic work [formerly Immroth's Guide to the Library of Congress Classification (Libraries Unlimited, 1990)] provides you with a basic understanding of the ever-evolving Library of Congress Classification system and its applications. After introducing the classification and giving a brief history of its development, the author presents readers with the general principles, structure, and format of the scheme. She then discusses and illustrates the use of tables. In a chapter new to this edition, Chan provides a general discourse on assigning LC call numbers. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Skip this book--Use Classification Web
Coincidentally, my cataloging class is discussing how poor this text is as I am writing this review. I laughed when I opened my email and saw that Amazon wanted me to review this book. Not only is the book 10 years old, but it was not sufficiently updated during the last edition. Much of the information is old, awkwardly written, and doesn't reference Classification Web, which nullifies a lot of the information and processes, anyway. As a new cataloger, this book is entirely unhelpful in learning the complicated process of classification. My cataloging class was surprised that this book was put out by Chan, who is one of the best writers in the field of cataloging (her LCSH book is great). We would like to see a classification text that gives exercises, explains patterns better, and references Classification Web (this is what we will be using in our jobs, for crying out loud!). Don't worry, though, future catalogers, we're brainstorming about writing our own text--look for it in a few years. Until then, just go to Classification Web.

5-0 out of 5 stars Guide to the Library of Congress Classification
An excellent resource for the novice and the experienced cataloger.Well-organized, well-written.I found this a valuable resource tool during my recent cataloging coursework. ... Read more


3. The Library of Congress World War II Companion
by Margaret E. Wagner, Linda Barrett Osborne, Susan Reyburn, Staff of the Library of Congress
Hardcover: 1008 Pages (2007-10-02)
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Asin: 0743252195
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The noted historian John Keegan called World War II "the largest single event in human history." More than sixty years after it ended, that war continues to shape our world. Going far beyond accounts of the major battles, The Library of Congress World War II Companion examines, in a unique and engaging manner, this devastating conflict, its causes, conduct, and aftermath. It considers the politics that shaped the involvement of the major combatants; military leadership and the characteristics of major Allied and Axis armed services; the weaponry that resulted in the war's unprecedented destruction, as well as debates over the use of these weapons; the roles of resistance groups and underground fighters; war crimes; daily life during wartime; the uses of propaganda; and much more.

Drawn from the unparalleled collections of the institution that has been called "America's Memory," The Library of Congress World War II Companion includes excerpts from contemporary letters, journals, pamphlets, and other documents, as well as first-person accounts recorded by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The text is complemented by more than 150 illustrations. Organized into topical chapters (such as "The Media War," "War Crimes and the Holocaust," and two chapters on "Military Operations" that cover the important battles), the book also include readers to navigate through the rich store of information in these pages. Filled with facts and figures, information about unusual aspects of the war, and moving personal accounts, this remarkable volume will be indispensable to anyone who wishes to understand the World War II era and its continuing reverberations. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A companion for those who want to know the war beyond the fighting
This is a companion that tells a lot about the war that has to do with the non-military aspects of the war -- homefront, media, politics, aftermath -- than the military aspects.Leaders, weapons and operations comprise less than one-third of the book.There are no index citations for the Battle of the Atlantic [although it is briefly mentioned in the portion of the book covering submarines], Matthew Ridgway, or James Gavin.The operations that are covered have a useful format of Primary Objective, Forces, Commanders, Military Losses, and Result, as well as a short synopsis of the operation.

The Companion is more useful as a secondary reference work than as a primary.There is similar information in greater detail in Wikipedia entries.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Resource
I find this book to be a very good resource. In addition it is very vell organized and easy to read. A very good book for students and people with a general interest in the subject.

(One error I did find was that Albert Speer's name was left off the list of defendants at the first Nuremberg trial on pages 927 and 928)

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent illustrated survey
This is a very attractive and extensive survey of World War II. It should be invaluable to the student of the period, enlightening to the history enthusiast, and an important reference work for scholars. It has an emphasis on the American experience overall, but adequately covers the relative involvements of all the major national powers (and many minor ones) from the level of private citizens and front-line soldiers, to the generals and leaders of states. There are discussions of individual combat weapons and machines as well as the composition, strategy and movement of entire armed forces. Topics are liberally illustrated with photographs and artwork, and supported with many letters, personal experiences (such as those collected from the Veterans History Project), maps, charts, statistics, and quantitative analyses to help the reader absorb the information.

The text is concise and easy to read, and includes a 35 page index and well organized chapter headings to help the reader search out topics of interest. At the end of each chapter, the authors have compiled principle sources and further reading.

Overall, this is quite a comprehensive survey (at 942 pages of text), of a topic of profound importance. Highly recommended. ... Read more


4. The Library of Congress: The Art and Architecture of the Thomas Jefferson Building
Hardcover: 320 Pages (1998-01-17)
list price: US$85.00 -- used & new: US$50.00
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Asin: 0393045633
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A handsomely illustrated tribute to the Library of Congress building, published to coincide with its one hundredth anniversary. Arguably the most beautifully decorated building in the United States, the Library of Congress building (recently renamed the Jefferson Building) is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary this year after an eighty million dollar restoration that returned it to its original state. Designed by John L. Smithmeyer and completed in 1897 at a cost of under seven million dollars, the building is enhanced by the art of over forty sculptors and painters whose ranks include such notables as Herbert Adams, Kenyon Cox, Edward Clark Potter, Louis Saint-Gaudens, and John Quincy Adams Ward. The planning and construction are detailed in John Y. Cole's essay, followed by discussions by Henry Hope Reed, Richard Murray, and Thomas P. Somma of the decorations, paintings, and sculptures. The volume concludes with a study of the restoration by Barbara Wolanin, a chronology, a glossary of architectural and decorative terms, and a biographical dictionary of all the artists, architects, and designers who worked on the building. Throughout, noted photographer Anne Day's color images enhance this splendid book. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Great book and pictures
The book has a LOT of background information about what the various statues/frescoes/paintings were designed to show and shows the pictures too.

3-0 out of 5 stars restoration tract
i was eagerly anticipating receiving this book:i had much too great an expectation to not be disappointed; i was disappointed.

the book is very expensive; yet, it is not like the large-format art books it purports to be:it is a tract about the restoration of the jefferson building, not a book ABOUT the jefferson building.much detail, little overall or general inclusions:sections of rooms, murals, carvings, floors, moulding, but not gorgeous pictures of the whole; the whole is definitely NOT greater than the sum of the parts.

ah, well, as my gran used to say, "great expectations lead to great disappointments."she was always right!

5-0 out of 5 stars BEAUX ART CLASSIC
It's odd that many friends of mine that visit D.C., dont bother seeing this spectacular building.This book does a fine job, through vivid, crisp images and historical text, to impress upon the reader the importance of this famous structure, as a fine architectural set piece and as the nations library.I always love the story of how Jefferson sold his book collection to the library for a ridiculous sum, to settle his always present debts, it was hardly a philanthropic jesture, but then with Jefferson it was always about him anyway, great man in many ways, but deep down a cold narcassist..anyway, getting back to the building, its essentially a copy of the paris opera of Napoleon III's Second Empire, with some changes, but definitly the opera house was the inspiration for this building,Garnier's estate should have demanded royalties it was so close, at any rate, very good book on a most deserving subject, I really cant imagine anyone being disappointed in this book, if they have any interest at all in this building.

5-0 out of 5 stars An inside view of Washington's best kept secret.
As the illustrator of the Jefferson building's overview for the book (pp.276-277), I had the rare privilege of walking through many of the areas of the Jefferson building not open to the public. Entering the Great Hallfor the first time, I was caught off guard by its extraordinary beauty.Being a native Washingtonian, I was surprised that such a lavishlydecorated structure existed here in Washington, D.C. The overall impressionof the interior is more that of the Paris Opera House, thana governmentbuilding. This beautiful book, with its many photographic details of theinterior, allows the reader to recreate that sense of awe that Iexperienced walking through the entrance. With Anne Day's vivid photos, andthe Libary's wonderful history, this book should be a welcome addition toanyone's personal library. Once you see the book, I suspect you maymodifyyour itinerary for your next trip to Washington. This gem of a building isdefinitely worth a visit.

-Doug Stern ... Read more


5. American Treasures in the Library of Congress: Memory, Reason, Imagination
by Margaret E. Wagner
 Hardcover: 176 Pages (1997-05)
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One of the world's largest and most diverse repositories of recorded knowledge, the Library of Congress holds nearly 110 million items in formats ranging from manuscripts to motion pictures and sound recordings. This volume showcases 76 of the library's most important American treasures, which have been selected for its first-ever permanent public exhibition, opening in spring 1997. 97 illustrations, 93 in color. ... Read more


6. Library of Congress Subject Headings (Library and Information Science Text Series)
by Lois Mai Chan
Paperback: 568 Pages (2005-04-30)
list price: US$55.00 -- used & new: US$37.40
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Asin: 1591581567
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This book is the only comprehensive treatise on the Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) system. The latest edition of this classic work provides a basic understanding of the ever-evolving Library of Congress Classification system and its applications. After introducing the classification and giving a brief history of its development, the author presents readers with the general principles, structure, and format of the scheme. She then discusses and illustrates the use of tables. The main thrust of the new edition is the update of the text according to policies governing current practices in using LCSH, and the highlighted relevance of LCSH in the global electronic environment. Part 3, completely rewritten, includes a chapter on FAST (Faceted Application of Subject Terminology), which is an LCSH-based controlled vocabulary for electronic resources.

... Read more

7. Handbook of the Library of Congress
by Herbert Small
 Paperback: 130 Pages (2010-08-13)
list price: US$20.75 -- used & new: US$16.77
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Asin: 1177194546
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR’d book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


8. The Library of Congress
by Kurt S. Maier
Hardcover: 160 Pages (2000-08-01)
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Asin: 0517162490
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Two hundred years ago, the Library of Congress--America's oldest national cultural institution--was founded as a small room with 740 books, later adding Thomas Jefferson's personal library.

        Today, the Library of Congress is the largest book palace in the world with nineteen million volumes
in three buildings, and more than ten Web sites. The Library's collections include the papers of twenty-three presidents; manuscripts from Booker T. Washington, Walt Whitman, Irving Berlin, and numerous other eminent Americans; the diaries of Orville and Wilbur Wright. Other treasures include rare books dating as far back as the fifteenth century, maps, movies, television and radio broadcasts, even the earliest known baseball cards.

        Kurt S. Maier has worked at the Library of Congress for over twenty years, in the History and Literature Cataloging Division and as an on-call tour guide. His love for and knowledge of the Library of Congress inspired him to put together this tour in words and pictures. The book is in response to the variety of questions he has been asked while leading visitors through the three Library buildings, twenty reading rooms, and numerous exhibits. An accessible question-and-answer format, highlighted with photos and archival prints throughout, covers a multitude of categories including the Poet Laureates, the Librarians of Congress, the Main Reading Room, Special Divisions such as The Manuscript Division, The Music Division, The Law Library, The Hispanic Division, and so much more.

        THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS is a wonderful way to learn about and celebrate the cultural
heritage of America.
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9. America's Library: The Story of the Library of Congress, 1800-2000
by James Conaway
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2000-05)
list price: US$52.00 -- used & new: US$42.50
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Asin: 0300083084
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest cultural institution and a great repository of both intellectual and cultural treasures.This is the first popular illustrated history of the Library of Congress.It is more than an account of the careers of thirteen men (only one of whom was actually trained as a librarian), this is the story of discovering the great body of knowledge housed in the LOC and how it came to be there.Conaway has written a very accessible cultural history of the Library of Congress, complete with lively illustrations that begin to hint at the richness and diversity of collections available to the public. The LOC's amazingly wide-ranging collections (fire insurance maps, Cold War documents, folk music, Eames Collection of Design, Leonard Bernstein Archives, WPA/FPA photographs, the contents of Lincoln's pockets the night he was assassinated, etc.)are represented in the illustrations.The LOC is a favorite tourist attraction and reference (1 million visitors a year; the Library's website is visited by 1 million users a day). ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Good Coffee Table Book
This book presents an interesting overview of 200 years of the Library of Congress."Overview" describes its strengths and its limitations.It does give a sense of the library's place in our nation's historical timeline.It is a worthwhile read along with Presidents: All You Need to Know to see how major events in the Library's history coincide with the tenure of our presidents and major political and economic developments in our history.

It has the strengths of a good coffee table book.It has attractive photographs that provide readers with a feel for the majesty of the Library's architecture and the look and feel of some of its many books and other documents.It can be read in a hit-or-miss fashion, allowing readers to benefit from whatever they have time to read while waiting by the coffee table for a party or dinner date to begin.My favorite "quick nugget" is the anecdote about one of the Librarians of Congress coming across the last contents of Abraham Lincoln's pockets hidden away in a safe, lost and forgotten for decades.Fascinating stuff!

The book disappoints by lacking the more detailed historical treatment you would expect to find on the bookshelf next to your host's coffee table--or on the hallowed shelves of the Library itself.Some of the past Librarians merit greater attention, more analysis of their motives and machinations.The actions of Congress and influential donors of collections could be further connected to concurrent historical events.

My appetite for Library lore was whetted by this offering, but not sated.If you have a similar yearning for more history after reading this book, I highly recommend moving on to Encyclopedia of the Library of Congress: For Congress, The Nation & The World.This book is a particularly good second course if your tastes extend to a detailed description of the current Library, its collections, administrative organization, and staff of experts.Enjoy!

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb introduction and history of the Library of Congress.
The American Library of Congress holds over 110 million items - many ofthem unique and priceless - and this charts the history of the Library andits holdings, from its initial 740-book collection begun in 1800 to itsmiles of bookshelves today. Vintage photos and illustrations pack apresentation which is a 'must' for any who would understand American bookhistory. ... Read more


10. Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress
by Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi, Phil Michel, Susan Reyburn
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2009-10-01)
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Asin: 0061625450
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress

Baseball, the sport that helped reunify the country in the years after the Civil War, remains the National Pastime. The Library of Congress houses the world's largest baseball collection, documenting the history of the game and providing a unique look at America since the late 1700s. Now Baseball Americana presents the best of the best from that treasure trove. From baseball's biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, the book examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character.

The more than 350 fabulous illustrations—many never before published—featured first-generation, vintage photographic and chromolithographic baseball cards; photographs of famous players and ballparks; and newspaper clippings, cartoons, New Deal photographs, and baseball advertisements. Packed with images that will surprise and thrill even the most expert collector, Baseball Americana is a gift for every baseball fan.

... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Delightfully different look at baseball
I'm puzzled as to what Mr. Sheehy expected in this book, because I find it a refreshingly different look at the national pastime, told through lithographs, magazine images, cigarette cards and the like.It is clearly not intended as a rigorous history, but a fun look at how baseball has been viewed by artists and writers through the years.

It is true that aside from short articles on Cuban and Little League baseball, there is not much here aside from the Major Leagues.While the Negro Leagues are not featured, there is a nice article on Jackie Robinson.I particularly liked the articles dealing with baseball songs (many of which I've never heard of!) and baseball in the movies.

It is also true that there is little coverage after about 1960 and none after 1970, but if you're willing to overlook that point, this will make a nice book for your coffee table.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent coffe table book..........
Great book, esp. if you're interested in early (pre-1900) baseball history....large, colorful reproductions of old prints and cards.....Reminded me of why I loved baseball....and why I don't love it now...:-(

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Baseball Book
Great pictures. Easy reading. Wonderful history of baseball.My husband loved it for Christmas.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful treasure!
This is such a cool book that even non-baseball fans will enjoy it. I am giving two as Christmas gifts and already gave one as a birthday gift. Next year I'm buying a copy for myself. I love all the old pictures...I think the photos and images are what really makes the book. And the price is so reasonable, too!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not worth most baseball bookshelves
I have to admit to being tremendously disappointed by this book. Rather than offer a comprehensive view of how baseball impacted American culture, it offered a stale and tired overview of baseball by using old pictures and bare bones description. Very little mention is made of the Negro leagues, in fact just enough so you could say they were not ignored. The entry of Jackie Robinson to professional baseball is downplayed as much as possible and momentous on field achievements like Joe D's hitting streak are virtually ignored. The book also acts as if baseball stopped being a real sport in 1970.Gee I guess Game Six in 1975 and Cal Ripken never happened.

All in all, a waste of time if you ask me.There are much better books about baseball on the market! ... Read more


11. Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress
by Harry Katz, Frank Ceresi, Phil Michel, Susan Reyburn
Hardcover: 256 Pages (2009-10-01)
list price: US$29.99 -- used & new: US$16.01
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Asin: 0061625450
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A lavishly illustrated history of America's game, from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress

Baseball, the sport that helped reunify the country in the years after the Civil War, remains the National Pastime. The Library of Congress houses the world's largest baseball collection, documenting the history of the game and providing a unique look at America since the late 1700s. Now Baseball Americana presents the best of the best from that treasure trove. From baseball's biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot and Little League games, the book examines baseball's hardscrabble origins, rich cultural heritage, and uniquely American character.

The more than 350 fabulous illustrations—many never before published—featured first-generation, vintage photographic and chromolithographic baseball cards; photographs of famous players and ballparks; and newspaper clippings, cartoons, New Deal photographs, and baseball advertisements. Packed with images that will surprise and thrill even the most expert collector, Baseball Americana is a gift for every baseball fan.

... Read more

Customer Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars Delightfully different look at baseball
I'm puzzled as to what Mr. Sheehy expected in this book, because I find it a refreshingly different look at the national pastime, told through lithographs, magazine images, cigarette cards and the like.It is clearly not intended as a rigorous history, but a fun look at how baseball has been viewed by artists and writers through the years.

It is true that aside from short articles on Cuban and Little League baseball, there is not much here aside from the Major Leagues.While the Negro Leagues are not featured, there is a nice article on Jackie Robinson.I particularly liked the articles dealing with baseball songs (many of which I've never heard of!) and baseball in the movies.

It is also true that there is little coverage after about 1960 and none after 1970, but if you're willing to overlook that point, this will make a nice book for your coffee table.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent coffe table book..........
Great book, esp. if you're interested in early (pre-1900) baseball history....large, colorful reproductions of old prints and cards.....Reminded me of why I loved baseball....and why I don't love it now...:-(

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Baseball Book
Great pictures. Easy reading. Wonderful history of baseball.My husband loved it for Christmas.

5-0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful treasure!
This is such a cool book that even non-baseball fans will enjoy it. I am giving two as Christmas gifts and already gave one as a birthday gift. Next year I'm buying a copy for myself. I love all the old pictures...I think the photos and images are what really makes the book. And the price is so reasonable, too!

3-0 out of 5 stars Not worth most baseball bookshelves
I have to admit to being tremendously disappointed by this book. Rather than offer a comprehensive view of how baseball impacted American culture, it offered a stale and tired overview of baseball by using old pictures and bare bones description. Very little mention is made of the Negro leagues, in fact just enough so you could say they were not ignored. The entry of Jackie Robinson to professional baseball is downplayed as much as possible and momentous on field achievements like Joe D's hitting streak are virtually ignored. The book also acts as if baseball stopped being a real sport in 1970.Gee I guess Game Six in 1975 and Cal Ripken never happened.

All in all, a waste of time if you ask me.There are much better books about baseball on the market! ... Read more


12. Guide to the Library of Congress Classification (Library science text series)
by John Phillip Immroth
 Hardcover: 335 Pages (1977-12)
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Asin: 0872870391
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13. Library of Congress Law Library: An Illustrated Guide
by Jolande Goldberg, Natalie Gawdiak
Paperback: 176 Pages (2006-01-06)
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Asin: 084441137X
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Describes the collections of the Library of Congress Law Library.   Illustrated with images from its treasures. Many of the illustrations are in color
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14. Handbook of the New Library of Congress
by Herbert Small
Paperback: 132 Pages (2010-03-08)
list price: US$20.75 -- used & new: US$13.24
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Asin: 1146841299
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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words.This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ... Read more


15. Essential Library of Congress Subject Headings
by Vanda Broughton
Paperback: 192 Pages (2011-03-31)
list price: US$59.95 -- used & new: US$59.95
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Asin: 1555706401
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Here's a crucial resource for anyone unfamiliar with Library of Congress Subject Headings. This book provides not only their background and history but also their advantages and their limitations. You'll learn the forms of entry, subject heading lists, main headings, compound headings, name headings, headings for literature, art, music, history and law, and subject headings in the online environment.No prior knowledge or experience of subject cataloguing is assumed. This is an indispensable guide to LCSH for practitioners and students alike. ... Read more


16. Cartoon America: Comic Art in the Library of Congress
Hardcover: 324 Pages (2006-11-01)
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Asin: 0810954907
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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Like jazz and baseball, cartoons are an indelible, indigenous part of American culture. Cartoon America celebrates 250 years of American cartooning with an unprecedented selection of original art by the best, most accomplished creators in the history of comics illustration, including Thomas Nast, Charles Schulz, Winsor McCay, Jules Feiffer, and many, many others. With accompanying essays written exclusively for this volume by such luminaries as John Updike, Art Spiegelman, and Chris Ware, the book includes many firsts, earliests, and one-of-a-kinds, including cells from classic animated films, vintage editorial cartoons, newspaper strips, comic books, and much more. Published in conjunction with the Library of Congress’s landmark exhibition of original art from the collection of cartoonist J. Arthur Wood, Jr., this is a treasure trove for the comics and cartoon enthusiast and an authoritative survey of this distinctly American art form. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Every cartoon tells a story
A fascinating sampling of the cartoon artifacts in the Library of Congress.Clearly this is not meant to be a two hundred year comprehensive history of this popular art form though the book's editor Harry Katz kicks things off with his chapter: A Brief History of American Cartooning.The rest of the colorful pages are essentially based round the original artwork the Library holds and I was surprised by how much they have, like the 1871 woodblocks used by Thomas Nast for his Harper's Weekly illustrations, a Sunday supplement page of George Herriman's Krazy Kat from 1941 or a Herblock syndicated political cartoon from 1998.In fact the Library has one of the world's largest collections of cartoon and caricature original art which it has been acquiring since about 1840.A recent acquisition was the Art Wood collection of 32,00 originals by 3,000 artists, he also contributed a chapter to the book.

One of the main strengths of the book are chapters from the thirty-five contributors, a rich selection of professions like David Levine on caricatures, Art Spiegelman on the Lionel Feininger's Kin-der-Kids and Wee Willie Winkie's World, Trina Robbins on Rose O'Neill and Nell Brinkley, Paul Conrad on Herblock or John Canemaker on animation art in the Library collection.Each contributor's essay is backed up with reproductions of original art or printed pages.

As a sampling of American cartoon art I thought this was a fascinating look at the subject (though a bit disappointing that there is no bibliography for further study) and handsomely presented, too.My compliments to designer Laura Lindgren for presenting so much visual material in a very sympathetic way.

It's worth remembering that all the wonderful American art in this book is held by the Library of Congress for the benefit of everyone and if you can't make it to Washington their popular website means it is only a click away.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Very attractive book
First, I want to comment on Englund's review, which I think is too harsh.This book is about CARTOONS.The sub-title which includes the word "comic" is indeed misleading.This book is not about comic books, it's about cartoons, mostly political but also gag cartoons and comic strips.There is one short chapter on animation (and I agree that it's out of place), and one short chapter on comic books (ditto), but the other 36 chapters are interesting, and the drawings are very attractive and representative of the art.Anything from the Yellow Kid and Blondie, through Clare Briggs, Charles Scultz, and James Thurber, to Jeff MacNelly and Herblock.If you like cartoons, if you like the art, it's a great book to read and browse, and it will be a great book 20 years from now just as well.

1-0 out of 5 stars Another Book That Fails to Do Justice to the Comic Genre
What a disappointment ! ! ! With all the books published over the past fifty years on comic art in general, one would would expect more useful reference material to exist on the subject.Other than the publications of Brian Walker, Bill Blackbeard, Richard Marchall, and precious few others, most authors and editors, including those who produced this volume, fail to understand that not all art that is described by the terms comic and cartoon appeals to the same audience and thatthese various art forms are not all appropriately discussed in the same book.As an inevitable result we get books which do not fulfill the expectations of those interested in any of the loosely related fields.

Comic strip art and comic book art are closely related -- the initial and constant appeal of both lie in the existence of continuing characters who develope over time, thereby becoming small parts of the lives of the readers.Animation art can be similarly ingrained into the viewer's psyche, as the films that are the ultimate product of such art are viewed and reviewed over the course of many years.But it is hard to do justice to both comic stiip/book art and animation art in the same book, given the very different manners by which the two forms of art are produced.Political cartoons are even less compatible with discussions of comic strip/book art, since they serve a very different purpose and are intended for a markedly different audience.Very few comic strip or comic book fans have more than a passing interest in political cartoons.

Few readers seeing the title "Cartoon America" would expect a volume wherein at least half the text and illustrations deal with political cartoons.Aside from the reproduction of some important comic strip originals, this book will probably fall short of almost everyone's expectations.The animation and comic book chapters are particularly weak, not because of the commentary but because the examples of such art in the Library of Congress (specifically the Art Wood collection) are not at all distinguished.Even the chapters devoted to comic strip art are somewhat disappointing.It is becoming increasingly apparent that the vaunted Wood Collection was neither as broad nor as deep as most people assumed and that a large number of the thousands of items in that collection consisted of political cartoons, not comic art.Perhaps the collection would have appeared more impressive if it had been presented through serparate books on the various subjects. It is too bad that we have been given just another in a long line of books that fail to do justice to any of the art forms because they are lumped together in what is an inherently inapropriate mix.

Craig Englund

1-0 out of 5 stars Cartoon America:Comic Art in the Library of Congress
I'm sure this is a great book, but I could read neither the mouseprint text nor see much of the cartoons. The unwieldy size made a manifier hard to use so I gave up and dumped it at the library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Aiming High
This is a handsome book, covering the entire history of our country as seen by the critics with the least restraints - the political cartoonists and the comic strip cartoonists. It aims to be comprehensive, and it is, and it includes some wondeful text by people who have spent their lives in the field.

Buy it for your coffee table, but read it before you put it there. ... Read more


17. Shelflisting Music: Guidelines for Use with the Library of Congress Classification: M (Mla Technical Reports)
by Richard P. Smiraglia
Paperback: 48 Pages (2007-11-13)
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This is a guide to assigning shelflist numbers to music materials, to be used in conjunction with the Library of Congress _M_ classification. ... Read more


18. Classified Library of Congress Subject Headings (Books in Library & Information Science)
by Williams
 Hardcover: 1160 Pages (1982-03-31)
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19. A Complement To Genealogies in the Library of Congress: A Bibliography
by Marian Kaminkow
 Hardcover: 1118 Pages (2001-01)
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This work lists 20,000 genealogies which were NOT IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS when the Bibliography and First Supplement were published.It includes additions and corrections to those volumes as well as an index of 10,000 secondary names. Code letters designate the libraries in which all these items may be found. Altogether the holdings of 24 major libraries are listed, though this figure may actually be said to represent 45 libraries, since the Allen County Library of Fort Wayne, Indiana, possesses photo and microform copies of genealogies from 21 additional libraries. ... Read more


20. Handbook of the New Library of Congress: Comp. By Herbert Small; With Essays on the Architecture, Sculpture and Painting by Charles Caffin, and on the ... Library by Ainsworth R. Spofford [1897 ]
by Herbert Small
Paperback: 174 Pages (2009-09-22)
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Asin: 1112421610
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Originally published in 1897.This volume from the Cornell University Library's print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies.All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. ... Read more


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