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Library Of Congress Reveals The 88 'Books That Shaped America'
It is the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States. The library is housed in three buildings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D. The Library of Congress claims to be the largest library in the world. Congress moved to Washington, D. The small Congressional Library was housed in the United States Capitol for most of the 19th century until the early s. Most of the original collection had been destroyed by the British in during the War of , and the library sought to restore its collection in They bought Thomas Jefferson 's entire personal collection of 6, books.
The library released its picks of the most influential books Friday. Instead, he says the library wants to spark a conversation about books that influenced the nation. The library wants the public to nominate other titles at www. In , Peter Collinson, president of the Royal Society, arranged for the publication of a series of letters from Benjamin Franklin, written between and , describing his experiments with electricity. Through the publication of these experiments, Franklin became the first American to gain an international reputation for his scientific work. In he received the Copley Medal of the Royal Society for his contributions. This popular pamphlet had more than a half-million copies in 25 editions appearing throughout the Colonies within its first year of printing.
Library of Congress. Library of congress 25 books that have shaped readers lives. Parachute was apparently selected by the Library of Congress in as one of 25 books that have shaped readers' lives. So does the Library of Congress really have every book ever printed in America? The average non- fiction book now sells less than 5, print copies in its entire lifetime. According to BookScan, this is typical. The Adventures of.