Homeward Bound: An Interview with David McCullough

David McCullough is a familiar name – and face. Known to millions as the author of bestselling books, including The Great Bridge, The Path Between the Seas, Truman, Mornings on Horseback, and Brave Companions, and as host of the popular PBS television series “Smithsonian World” and “The American Experience,” he is noted for his remarkable gift of writing richly...
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Letters to the Editor

Make the Connection I just discovered your fine magazine at my neighborhood branch library. “The Watering of Philadelphia” [by Charles Hardy III, Spring 2004] gave me a great appreciation for the one resource I think many of us take for granted. When I drive through Philadelphia neighborhoods and see all the hot tubs, Jacuzzis, swimming pools, fountains, ponds, lawn sprinklers, and...
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Bookshelf

Palace of Culture: Andrew Carnegie’s Museums and Library in Pittsburgh by Robert J. Gangewere published by the University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011; 332 pages, cloth, $35.00 Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) is remembered as one of the world’s great philanthropists. As a boy, he witnessed the benevolence of Colonel James Anderson, a prosperous iron maker, who opened his personal library of several...
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