Review: A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF THE BUILDING RECENTLY ERECTED FOR THE DEPARTMENTS OF NATURAL HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES NATIONAL MUSEUM by Richard Rathbun

natural-history-museum-bookThis is not a typical review, because this is not a typical book. I stumbled across this text while looking for books about the historical design and architecture of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. This was a perfect research resource for what I needed. It was well-written, succinct, and easy to navigate. Considering it was written in 1913, that’s really all a reader can ask for!

After a few hours of combined reading and skimming, I have two full pages of handwritten notes that will be very helpful while I edit my latest novel, some scenes of which take place in this museum circa early 1940s.

Note: One page near the end of this ebook is “missing” because the person who scanned in the original copy accidentally left their hand in the shot.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.


Currently reading: Tempest, edited by Mercedes Lackey

Currently writing: 93,263/?? words

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