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Ten Things You Didn't Know about the First Lunar Landing

By Kristin Masters. Jul 20, 2011. 1:47 AM.

Topics: Science, Book News

Today marks the anniversary of the first manned lunar landing. On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin left Michael Collins to man the Columbia and took the Eagle to the surface of the moon. Think you know all about the Moon and the lunar landing? Bet you hadn’t heard of these tidbits.


The Most Elusive of Rare Books

By Kristin Masters. Jul 13, 2011. 2:08 AM.

Topics: American History, Rare Books, Book Collecting

Book collecting is an incredibly accessible pastime—. Collectors can spend as much or as little as they’'d like, and there is plenty of information available to inform their choices. Some rare books, however, are so scarce that only the most elite can afford them. Here’'s a look at some of the rarest books in the world.


The Founding Fathers: Authors and Revolutionaries

By Kristin Masters. Jul 1, 2011. 1:56 AM.

Topics: Book News

When you think of controversial authors, what names come to mind? Perhaps Karl Marx and Charles Darwin, or maybe Ayn Rand and JD Salinger. But the original “kings of controversy” came much earlier. America’'s founding fathers penned two of the most influential—and revolutionary —documents in history: the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution.

As we head into July Fourth weekend, it’s the perfect time to learn a little more about American history and these influential men who went on to become presidents, luminaries, and statesmen.


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