When J.P. Morgan purchased part of Wakeman's library in 1909, he acquired,"the greatest body in existence of the writings of perhaps the greatest of all American authors" -- that is, Nathaniel Hawthorne.
What would you say if I told you that I was about to build a new art museum with gallery walls that could not be hung with art and a skylit exhibition space that would be used to display light-sensitive works?
The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.
One of my favorite Telluride medical tales is about George Balderston, a doctor who removed his own appendix in 1949. His reasoning: "I wanted to get a first-hand reaction of a patient to local anesthesia."