The library book / Susan Orlean.
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- ISBN: 9781476740188
- Physical Description: 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
- Publisher: New York, New York : Simon and Schuster, 2018.
- Copyright: ©2018.
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Includes bibliographical references.
Susan Orlean, hailed as a "national treasure" by The Washington Post, reopens the unsolved mystery of the most catastrophic library fire in American history, and delivers a dazzling love letter to a beloved institution - our libraries. On the morning of April 29, 1986, a fire alarm sounded in the Los Angeles Public Library. The fire was disastrous: It reached 2,000 degrees and burned for more than seven hours. By the time it was extinguished, it had consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. Weaving her life-long love of books and reading with the fascinating history of libraries, Susan Orlean presents a mesmerizing and uniquely compelling story as only she can.
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