The Pilot and the Lion Cub: Odd Tales from the Smithsonian

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A collection of stories and anecdotes about the various exhibits housed at the Smithsonian Institution. Included are stories about Charles Lindbergh, Theodore Reed, how the Hope Diamond was shipped, where certain exhibits came from, John Bull, owls in the Castle, Secretary Spencer F. Baird's desk and the Smithsonian Fire of 1865.


  • Reed, Theodore H
  • Lindbergh, Charles A (Charles Augustus) 1902-1974
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


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  • Literature
  • Fire of 1865
  • Education
  • John Bull (Steam locomotive)
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Exhibitions
  • Owls
  • Children
  • Hope diamond
  • Children's literature

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