Austin History Center

Austin History Center

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Sunday12 PM - 6 PM

As the local history collection of the Austin Public Library, the Austin History Center (AHC) provides the public with information about the history, current events, and activities of Austin and Travis County. The AHC collects and preserves information about local governments, businesses, residents, institutions, and neighborhoods so that generations to come will have access to their history. For more information about the AHC visit library.austintexas.gov/ahc.

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Cover of the book The adventures of Augie March
By Saul Bellow ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens.
Augie March is a Jewish-American boy growing up fatherless and poor in Depression-era Chicago. He seeks a "special destiny," although his circumstances seem to position him for a uniquely disappointing life: his family consists of a simple-minded mother, a brother and "grandmother" who prove to be Machiavellian in their intentions, and an "idiot" youngest brother, Georgie.