The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects
Publish date: October 29th 2013
Publisher: Penguin Press
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
If you have read A history of the world in 100 objects, this is like that, though confined to American history. The book includes maps, as well as a essays about the process and what was left out. Kurin includes items from all the museums of the Smithsonian, including the Zoo and the opening this ye...
I have been in love with all things Smithsonian since I was an adolescent and visited the museums in D.C. for the first time. My loyalty and love were permanently sealed when one of the curators at the Museum of Natural History, who would often come to Florida to consult with my Dad about orchids, ...
This book was written for me. Seriously, all my life I seemed to be the only person I knew who not only wanted to know the provenance of each object I saw but also the story behind the acquisition and the thoughts of the curators to boot. All this the book has and more. One of my fears going in was...
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