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buried treasure: epistolatory

Break in the book summaries for an actual handwritten letter from 65 years ago, found in the attic last year. They don’t write ’em like this anymore. I have H’s full name, but not T’s. Jan 14 51 Dear T…, … Continue reading

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buried treasure: campfire girls

Julianne DeVries. (1933) The Campfire Girls Flying Around the World. Cleveland: World Syndicate Publication. In 1972 my mother’s family sent us a box of children’s books that had belonged to her and her niece Molly, among them four or five from the … Continue reading

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buried treasure: schlesinger’s 1930s

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (2000) A Life in the 20th Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950. New York: Houghton Mifflin. Though I don’t have time to finish this 530-page first volume of memoirs by the historian and Kennedy advisor, it is good … Continue reading

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buried treasure

One of my vacation tasks is to sort through the junk in my parents’ attic, which is dominated by books accumulated from years of library book sales for as little as a dollar a box. Old books as such became a … Continue reading

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