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Why Books are Called Books


At the BookShelf

The link below is to an article that looks at why books are called books.

For more visit:
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2014/07/books-called-books/

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6 Early Book Machines Before the Kindle


At the BookShelf

The link below is to an article that takes a look at 6 book ‘machines’ that existed prior to the Kindle.

For more visit:
http://ebookfriendly.com/book-machines-before-kindle/

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Article: United Kingdom – Lambeth Palace & the Stolen Books


At the BookShelf

The link below is to a fascinating story of books that were stolen from Lambeth Palace over a number of decades.

For more visit:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22249700

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Article: Book Burning Incidents from History


The link below is to an article that considers 11 book burning incidents from history.

For more visit:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/50038/11-book-burning-stories-will-break-your-heart


Article: History of Book Vending Machines


At the BookShelf

The link below is to an article that considers the history of book vending machines.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-geoghegan/book-vending-machines_b_2945364.html

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Today in History: 24 April 1800


The United States Library of Congress is Established

On this day in 1800 the United States Library of Congress is established, with the then president John Adams, signing legislation for $5000 US to purchase the first books for the library.

For more visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Library_of_Congress

Books:
History of the Library of Congress – Volume 1 (1800-1864), by William Dawson Johnston


Today in History: 13 April 1861


Fort Sumter Surrenders to Confederate Troops

ABOVE: Fort Sumter

ABOVE: Fort Sumter from the Charleston Defences

On this day in 1861, Fort Sumter, the island fort in the entrance to Charleston Harbor surrendered to Confederate troops following a fierce bombardment that had begun the previous day. The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first major battle of the American Civil War.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Sumter
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Fort_Sumter

Books:
Within Fort Sumter, by A. Fletcher
Major Robert Anderson and Fort Sumter, by Eba Anderson Lawton


Today in History: 09 April 1413


Henry V Crowned King of England

On this day in 1413, Henry V was crowned King of England. He succeeded Henry IV and was succeeded by Henry VI in 1422 upon his death.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_V_of_England

Books:
Henry V, by R. B. Mowat
King Henry V, by B. Nicholson
Henry V, The Typical Medieval Hero, by Charles Lethbridge Kingsford


Today in History: 05 April 1614


Pocahontas Marries English Colonist John Rolfe in Virginia

On this day in 1614, Native American Pocahontas married English colonist John Rolfe in Virginia. The marriage would only last 3 years, with Pocahontas dying in England.

For more, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocahontas
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rolfe

Books:
Pocahontas, by Jennie Helmes Blachert
Pocahontas, by Elizabeth Eggleston Seelye & Edward Eggleston


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