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New History of the NLM: The “Old Red Brick”

By Anne Rothfeld ~

This the fourth post in a series of nine which serializes the new book US National Library of Medicine in the popular… 1,402 more words

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My Top Five Favorite Places to Visit: Washington, DC, Edition

I recently had occasion to visit Washington, DC, on a research trip. My work-in-progress takes place in Washington and I needed to see first-hand the places where my protagonist works and lives and where she goes to do research. 648 more words

Washington DC

5 Bookstores At Historic DC Sites

By Molly Korroch

People choose brick and mortar stores over the internet for the experience. What could be a better D.C. bookstore shopping experience than finding a book at an historic local attraction? 461 more words


Now He Belongs to the Ages

The words “Now He Belongs to the Ages” were spoken 152 years ago by Edwin Stanton.

There is some question as to the exact words that Secretary of War Stanton uttered, but the alternates are very similar. 212 more words


April 14

1865: Shots are fired at Ford’s Theatre. The US Civil War was coming to a close with the Union troops bringing a victory. Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Union troops five days earlier effectively ending the War. 599 more words


He "belongs to the ages" & he belongs to us...

April 14th and 15th are days that are usually sad for me. The anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination stirs up an array of emotions in me – sadness, sorrow mostly but also hope. 572 more words

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