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From the Stacks: God Bless Bibliographers

When I started grad school, I had no idea what bibliography was, and let’s be honest, I still don’t. But it is because of bibliographers that such wonderful lists like this one exist to save poor, bewildered historians like me. 140 more words


From the Stacks: 19th C. Prophet

Sometimes you find something really different and really weird in the stacks. Today I found this… the work of an immigrant, Illyrian Catholic priest explaining how many, many events – like the assassination of Abraham Lincoln are signs of the forthcoming Millenium. It’s available on HathiTrust.

From The Stacks

Alice - still looking good at 150

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was written in 1865 by the mathematician Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898) under the pseudonym Lewis Carroll. The story of the title character’s fall down a rabbit hole, the strange creatures she meets and the odd circumstances in which she finds herself have made this fantasy one of the most popular children’s books ever written. 431 more words