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Doctor Zhivago: The Screenplay is Special Collections Featured Book for April

Binghamton University Special Collections Featured Book for April is Robert Bolt’s screenplay for Doctor Zhivago: The Screenplay from the John McLaughlin Collection based on the novel by Boris Pasternak. British playwright, Robert Bolt (1924-1995), and a two-time Oscar-winning screenwriter, known for writing the … Continue reading

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A Miniature Elzevir book is the March Book of the Month

Aminta : favola boscareccia  by  Torquato Tasso.     Aminta : favola boscareccia diTorquato Tasso.  Amsterdam : Nella Stamperia del s.D. Elsevier; Et in Parigi : Si vende appresso Thomaso Jolly …, 1678.   Illustrated by Sébastien LeClerc.  85 p. : ill. ; 11 cm.   An “Elzevier” book.   Call number:  PQ4639. … Continue reading

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Ben Franklin’s autobiography is the January Book of the Month for Special Collections

Mémoires de la vie privée de Benjamin Franklin, écrits par lui-meme et adressés à son fils, suivis d’un précis historique de sa vie politique, et de plusieurs pièces relatives à ce père de la liberté.  Benjamin Franklin. 1791. Paris: Chez … Continue reading

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The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair is Special Collections’ Featured Book for December 2014

Binghamton University Special Collections has selected The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair, in celebration of its 50th anniversary, as its featured book for December 2014.  Written by Bill Cotter and Bill Young, longtime members of the World’s Fair Collectors Society, … Continue reading

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Malleus Maleficarum (The Hammer of the Witches) is the Special Collections October Book of the Month

The Mallevs maleficarvm was produced to allow the clergy and the laity to understand and identify witches and their works. The text  is split into three sections. The first section argues why witchcraft is real and how dangerous witchcraft can … Continue reading

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Coming to Voice is Special Collections’ Featured Book for September 2014

As the academic year begins, Binghamton University Special Collections has chosen Coming to Voice: Writing Personal, Civic, and Academic Arguments, edited by Kelly Kinney and Sean Fenty, as its the featured book for September 2014.  This textbook serves as the basis for … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Art is Special Collections’ Featured Book for August 2014

In honor of August being Art Appreciation Month, The Meaning of Art by Herbert Read is our featured book for this month. One of the greatest art critics in Britain to specialize in abstract art of the early and mid-20th century, Herbert Read won … Continue reading

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The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature is Special Collections featured book for June 2014

To celebrate LGBT Pride Month, Special Collections’ featured book for June is The Columbia Anthology of Gay Literature: Readings from Western Antiquity to the Present Day edited by Byrne R.S. Fone. From the Epic of Gilgamesh to the poems of Allen … Continue reading

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Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014

Return of the B Science Fiction and Horror Heroes: the Mutant Melding of Two Volumes of Classic Interviews by Tom Weaver is the Special Collections Featured Book for April 2014. “This book pays homage to the many people that have … Continue reading

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A Jataka folktale of a rabbit and a lion is the March Book of the Month

Foolish Rabbit’s Big Mistake by Rafe Martin and illustrated by Ed Young.  G.P. Putnam’s Sons: New York.  1985. Rafe Martin is a professional storyteller.  He is also the author of over 20 books that have been translated into many  languages including … Continue reading

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