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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By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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