Category Archives: Literature

American History or What I Learned from Reading the Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

Ninety-plus books and 6 years later, I accomplished a feat so outrageous I can hardly believe it. I read, in reverse chronological order, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction list. Encouraged by a friend and avid reader, I worked my way … Continue reading

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De Revolutionibus

Source: De Revolutionibus

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Bob Dylan References and Mentions

Madhouse on Castle Street. London TV show/Play with Dylan. 1962. IMDb. Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Herb Gardner movie with Dustin Hoffman playing a Dylan-esque character. 1971. Canadian Bacon. Michael Moore movie with … Continue reading

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Prescription for Healthy Aging

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian September marks Healthy Aging® Month, a good time to evaluate your health. In the 1899 Good Health article “The Road from Life to Death,” Dr. David Paulson…

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Tuning in to Tuberculosis

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian To mark World TB Day, we are going to tune in to the 1950s radio series “For Doctors Only.” Selections from this series and several others produced…

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Tobaccoism: “Rapidity in the Spread of a Disease-Producing Vice”

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By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian The third Thursday of November was designated the Great American Smokeout back in 1976. Since then it has gained national attention and helped precipitate smoke-free policies in…

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Women, Equality, and Justice

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, observed a month after the 20th anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). VAWA was drafted in 1990 by then-Senator…

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Library-Themed NYC

Library-themed bars: The Library: bar in East Village Library Bar at the Nomad Hotel The Library Bar at the Hudson Hotel The Library Lounge at The Public The Library Hotel The Library Bar at the Loews Hotel The Brandy Library … Continue reading

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Books for Cat Lovers

National Geographic- Science of Cats Observations of cats: On Cats The Cats of Copenhagen The Dog Who Rescues Cats People and their cats: My Cat Spit McGee Kitty Cornered: How Frannie and Five Other Incorrigible Cats Seized Control of Our … Continue reading

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Pulitzer Prize Non-Fiction Winners

There are more than 80 fiction books in this collection. I am hardly half way through and am finding it rough going.  This list is taken from Wikipedia. Those highlighted in red are ones that I have read. The one … Continue reading

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