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What's on your shelf that is unusual and that you thought would have been snapped up months ago?
We all know PBS is a great resource for out-of-print reference books. Here are 3 that have been on my shelf for over a year and I do not understand why.
1) Old Richmond Today by Historic Richmond Foundation
A great find for anyone interested in the Civil War, southern history, or Virginia history
2) A Celebration of American Family Folklore by Pantheon.
Recipient of the Anne Izard Storytellers' Choice Award. For four consecutive summers, a steady stream of visitors poured into the Family Folklore Tent at the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington, D.C., carrying photo albums, quilts, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a dazzling array of family stories in their memories. And, for the first time, one of America's most distinguished museums was there to record their tales. This book is a treasure. Originally published by Pantheon Books in 1982, it includes a section on "How To Collect Your Own Family Folklore" and offers some of the most illuminating photographs and liveliest stories collected by the Smithsonian.
This text looks into the legacy of effeminacy in homoerotic literature that began over a century ago with the 1885 Labouchere Amendment criminalizing male homosexual contact, and Oscar Wilde's subsequent incarceration.