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❴Reading❵ ➹ The Library Book Author Susan Orlean – Sustanon.pro A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 A constant pleasure to readEverybody whA REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 A constant pleasure to readEverybody who loves books should check out The Library Book The Washington Post CAPTIVATINGDELIGHTFUL Christian Science MonitorEXQUISITELY WRITTEN CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING The New York TimesMESMERIZINGRIVETING Booklist starred review A dazzling love letter to a beloved institutionand an investigation into one of its greatest mysteriesfrom the bestselling author hailed as a national treasure by The Washington PostOn the morning of April 29 1986 a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library As the moments passed the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm As one fireman recounted Once that first stack got going it was Goodbye Charlie The fire was disastrous it reached 2000 degrees and burned forthan seven hours By the time it was extinguished it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousandInvestigators descended on the scene butthan thirty years later the mystery remains Did someone purposefully set fire to the libraryand if so who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire award winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before In The Library Book Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger crucial role that libraries play in our lives delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity brings each department of the library to vivid life through on the ground reporting studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself reflects on her own experiences in libraries and reexamines the case of Harry Peak the blond haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPLthan thirty years ago Along the way Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and presentfrom Mary Foy who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the head of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role to Dr CJK Jones a pastor citrus farmer and polymath known as The Human Encyclopedia who roamed the library dispensing information from Charles Lummis a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the LA library one of the best in the world to the current staff who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it serves Brimming with her signature wit insight compassion and talent for deep research The Library Book is Susan Orleans thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide muchthan just booksand why they remain an essential part of the heart mind and soul of our country It is also a master journalists reminder that perhaps especially in the digital era they arenecessary than ever.

A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 A constant pleasure to readEverybody who loves books should check out The Library Book The Washington Post CAPTIVATINGDELIGHTFUL Christian Science MonitorEXQUISITELY WRITTEN CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING The New York TimesMESMERIZINGRIVETING Booklist starred review A dazzling love letter to a beloved institutionand an investigation into one of its greatest mysteriesfrom the bestselling author hailed as a national treasure by The Washington PostOn the morning of April 29 1986 a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library As the moments passed the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm As one fireman recounted Once that first stack got going it was Goodbye Charlie The fire was disastrous it reached 2000 degrees and burned forthan seven hours By the time it was extinguished it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousandInvestigators descended on the scene butthan thirty years later the mystery remains Did someone purposefully set fire to the libraryand if so who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire award winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before In The Library Book Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger crucial role that libraries play in our lives delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity brings each department of the library to vivid life through on the ground reporting studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself reflects on her own experiences in libraries and reexamines the case of Harry Peak the blond haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPLthan thirty years ago Along the way Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and presentfrom Mary Foy who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the head of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role to Dr CJK Jones a pastor citrus farmer and polymath known as The Human Encyclopedia who roamed the library dispensing information from Charles Lummis a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the LA library one of the best in the world to the current staff who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it serves Brimming with her signature wit insight compassion and talent for deep research The Library Book is Susan Orleans thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide muchthan just booksand why they remain an essential part of the heart mind and soul of our country It is also a master journalists reminder that perhaps especially in the digital era they arenecessary than ever.

The Library Book PDF Ã The Library  PDF/EPUB or

The Library Book PDF Ã The Library PDF/EPUB or

library ebok book epub The Library pdf The Library Book eBookA REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK A WASHINGTON POST TOP 10 BOOK OF THE YEARA NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER and NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2018 A constant pleasure to readEverybody who loves books should check out The Library Book The Washington Post CAPTIVATINGDELIGHTFUL Christian Science MonitorEXQUISITELY WRITTEN CONSISTENTLY ENTERTAINING The New York TimesMESMERIZINGRIVETING Booklist starred review A dazzling love letter to a beloved institutionand an investigation into one of its greatest mysteriesfrom the bestselling author hailed as a national treasure by The Washington PostOn the morning of April 29 1986 a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library As the moments passed the patrons and staff who had been cleared out of the building realized this was not the usual fire alarm As one fireman recounted Once that first stack got going it was Goodbye Charlie The fire was disastrous it reached 2000 degrees and burned forthan seven hours By the time it was extinguished it had consumed four hundred thousand books and damaged seven hundred thousandInvestigators descended on the scene butthan thirty years later the mystery remains Did someone purposefully set fire to the libraryand if so who? Weaving her lifelong love of books and reading into an investigation of the fire award winning New Yorker reporter and New York Times bestselling author Susan Orlean delivers a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling book that manages to tell the broader story of libraries and librarians in a way that has never been done before In The Library Book Orlean chronicles the LAPL fire and its aftermath to showcase the larger crucial role that libraries play in our lives delves into the evolution of libraries across the country and around the world from their humble beginnings as a metropolitan charitable initiative to their current status as a cornerstone of national identity brings each department of the library to vivid life through on the ground reporting studies arson and attempts to burn a copy of a book herself reflects on her own experiences in libraries and reexamines the case of Harry Peak the blond haired actor long suspected of setting fire to the LAPLthan thirty years ago Along the way Orlean introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters from libraries past and presentfrom Mary Foy who in 1880 at eighteen years old was named the head of the Los Angeles Public Library at a time when men still dominated the role to Dr CJK Jones a pastor citrus farmer and polymath known as The Human Encyclopedia who roamed the library dispensing information from Charles Lummis a wildly eccentric journalist and adventurer who was determined to make the LA library one of the best in the world to the current staff who do heroic work every day to ensure that their institution remains a vital part of the city it serves Brimming with her signature wit insight compassion and talent for deep research The Library Book is Susan Orleans thrilling journey through the stacks that reveals how these beloved institutions provide muchthan just booksand why they remain an essential part of the heart mind and soul of our country It is also a master journalists reminder that perhaps especially in the digital era they arenecessary than ever.

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