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Library of Congress Crime Classics

Library of Congress Crime Classics Series

The Library of Congress Crime Classics series features some of the finest American crime writing from the 1860s to the 1960s. Check out the latest titles in the series here.

Join In

Join In: Voluntary Associations in America

The official companion volume to the Library of Congress exhibition examines the longstanding impulse of Americans to join together for common purposes.

Not an Ostrich

Not an Ostrich & Other Images from America's Library

Not an Ostrich features elements of both high-end photography magazines and independent zines in a dynamic book that uses wordplay, fun facts, and quotes to add cultural context to approximately 100 photos from the Library of Congress’s eponymous exhibit. Eye-catching and innovative, the photo zine challenges viewers to consider “What are we really looking at?”

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The Unexpected Dante: Perspectives on the Divine Comedy

The Unexpected Dante brings together a series of essays from leading scholars whose discoveries, resolutions, and insightful observations add new understanding to The Divine Comedy. The book also features a catalog showcasing selected treasures from the Library of Congress’s Dante collections that illustrate the depth and variety of the Comedy’s global influence.

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Japan and American Children's Books: A Journey

Drawing from the Library of Congress’s massive collection, this volume takes readers on a fascinating and informative journey through nearly 200 years of American children’s books and periodicals depicting life in Japan, from fanciful travelogues full of exotic stereotypes to serious works about wartime atrocities.

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Living Nations, Living Words: An Anthology of First Peoples Poetry

Joy Harjo, the first Native poet to serve as U.S. Poet Laureate, has championed the voices of Native peoples past and present. Her signature laureate project gathers the work of contemporary native poets into a national, fully digital map of story, sound, and space, celebrating their vital and unequivocal contributions to American poetry. This companion anthology features each poem and poet from the project to offer readers a chance to hold the wealth of poems in their hands.

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Russell Lee: A Photographer's Life and Legacy

Russell Lee, a contemporary of Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange, now emerges from the shadows as one of the most influential documentary photographers in American history. With more than 100 images woven throughout, Russell Lee speaks not only to the complexity of a pioneering documentary photographer’s work, but to a seminal American moment captured viscerally like never before.

Collecting for a New World: Treasures of the Early Americas

Cherry Blossoms: Sakura Collections from the Library of Congress

This keepsake volume highlights the rich connections between Japan’s centuries-old traditions and contemporary American counterparts. It showcases artifacts from Library collections, including color woodblock prints, historic photos, National Cherry Blossom Festival posters, and unique watercolors.

Collecting for a New World: Treasures of the Early Americas

Collecting for a New World: Treasures of the Early Americas

A collision of cultures comes to life in the manuscripts, maps, archaeological objects, and rare books that make up the collection of early American treasures in the Library of Congress.

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words

This compelling book illumines civil rights icon Rosa Parks’s inner thoughts and ongoing struggles—all through her private manuscripts and handwritten notes, now held by the Library of Congress.

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

The official companion volume to the major Library of Congress exhibition tells the story of the radical and transformative campaign for woman suffrage that spanned more than seven decades.

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