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The History Channel has linked up with the Library of Congress by issuing short video documentaries on the “hidden treasures” housed by the Library.  The current video is about a copy Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and how it literally saved a man’s life in the First World War.

You can view this video on “The Book that Saved a Life” at the History Channel’s website.


Other videos available for viewing are: [found on “This Week’s Hidden Treasure” page]

  • the Gutenberg Bible
  • the contents of Lincoln’s pockets from the night of his assassination
  • Lincoln’s Inaugural Bible
  • the book of accounts taken from the 1814 Capitol fire
  • the Wallpaper edition of the Vicksburg paper  
  • and the first Spider Man cartoon