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Philadelphia Mint

1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold

“1849: The Philadelphia Mint Strikes Gold” won the 2016 Numismatic Literary Guild Award.  Michael Moran and Jeff Garrett teamed up to write a book that chronicles how the discovery of gold in California impacted the U.S. Mint and the nation. “The arrival of Colonel Mason’s

through American Numismatic Society’s (ANS) new Digital Library.

Medallic Art of the ANS, 1865–2014 Now Available as Free E-Book

The American Numismatic Society is leading the way for numismatic ebooks.  While the ebook has captured the commercial market for fiction and non-fiction books, numismatic booksellers like Whitman and Krause Publications have not been so quick to produce electronic versions of their reference books. The

Three Good Books about James Madison

Labunski, Richard; James Madison & the Struggle for the Bill of Rights, Oxford University Press, 2006  Broadwater, Jeff; James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation, University of North Carolina Press, 2012  Stewart, David; Madison’s gift:  Five Partnerships That Built America,

zinio

Zinio: The Best Way to Read Magazines

Zinio touts itself as the “world’s largest newsstand.” For those who love to read magazines, there is truly no better app on the market. As far as apps go, Zinio has been around for a while and has established itself as the leading magazine platform.

Law Students

Books for First Year Law Students

Those who are about to begin their first year of law school have no idea what to expect. They have heard from those who have been through it before that it is a lot of work and that it can be terrifying. While there is

Dick Johnson’s new book project is generating a lot of buzz, and it’s not even finished yet. The ambitious Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology will be the definitive reference book on the subject for the next century and will be impossible to surpass, ever!

Book Preview: Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology

Dick Johnson’s new book project is generating a lot of buzz, and it’s not even finished yet. The ambitious Encyclopedia of Coin and Medal Technology will be the definitive reference book on the subject for the next century and will be impossible to surpass, ever!

Five “Great Courses” to Take This Summer

Five “Great Courses” to Take This Summer

Following the trail blazed by NETFLIX, the Teaching Company’s “Great Courses” are now being offered for $14.99/month. Below are the top five “Great Courses” across all genres: How to Listen to and Understand Great Music: The course, which is now in its third edition, is taught by

Teaching Company Great Courses

Teaching Company Great Courses is a Classroom App

Great Courses presents college lectures that are downloadable and create a classroom experience in your home, car or workout. Soon they will offer a subscription service for people who don’t want to pay for each class they take. The Teaching Company’s extended learning platform offers

“The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties” by Carol Berkin, Simon & Schuster, 2015

How the Bill of Rights Became Law

“The Bill of Rights:  The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties” by Carol Berkin, Simon & Schuster, 2015 If you read only one book about the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known collectively as the Bill of Rights, read Carol Berkin’s The Bill of