Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
Every day someone like you becomes a wildland wildfire fighter, a teacher, a trail-builder, a museum curator, or a park ranger. Discover your opportunities in national parks. Come to play. Come to learn. Come to serve. Develop your environmental leadership skills. Find a job. Be the next generation to preserve and protect these great places.
With more than 80% of Americans living in urban areas, urban parks are more important than ever. The father of American landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted, said of urban parks:
It is one great purpose of the Park to supply to the hundreds of thousands of tired workers, who have no opportunity to spend their summers in the country, a specimen of God's handiwork that shall be to them, inexpensively, what a month or two in the White Mountains or the Adirondacks is, at great cost, to those in easier circumstances.
This list represents only a selection of recently published books for general readers on President Abraham Lincoln available at the Interior Library. Within each section, books are arranged alphabetically by the author's last name. Please direct inquiries or concerns to the Reference Librarian at 202-208-5815 between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday except Federal holidays.
E457.5 .L737 2009 The Lincoln assassination: the evidence Edwards, William C. and Steers, Edward, Jr., editors
E457.65 .G75 2001 Ford's Theatre and the Lincoln assassination Grieve, Victoria
E457.4 .K55 2008 The Baltimore plot: the first conspiracy to assassinate Abraham Lincoln Kline, Michael J.
E457.5 .K86 1985 Twenty days: narrative in text and pictures of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the twenty days and nights that followed--the nation in mourning, the long trip home to Springfield Kunhardt, Dorothy, 1901-1979
E457.5 .O74 2011 Killing Lincoln: the shocking assassination that changed America forever O'Reilly, Bill
E457.5 .P58 2008 They have killed Papa dead! the road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's murder, and the rage for vengeance Pitch, Anthony
E457.5 .L73 2009 The Lincoln assassination conspirators: their confinement and execution, as recorded in the letterbook of John Frederick Hartranft Steers, Edward, Jr. and Holzer, Harold, editors
E477.98 .S93 2010 Bloody Crimes Swanson, James L.
E457.5 .S993 2007 Manhunt: the twelve-day chase for Lincoln's killer Swanson, James L.
E457.5 .S99 2006 Lincoln's assassins: their trial and execution : an illustrated history Swanson, James L.