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The Library Book by Susan Orlean – what LA lost when its library burned down

The Library Book by Susan Orlean – what LA lost when its library burned down

The Guardian - Kathryn Hughes

In the runup to prohibition in 1920 every book on how to make homemade hooch was checked out and never returned One eccentric librarian branded trashy titles with a skull and crossbones to warn against their moral poison On 29 April 1986 Los Angeles Central Library went up in flames. The fire started …

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