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Political Trivia: Saved The Koran

November 24, 2015

While looking for some information in some books of mine about the years just after the Civil War I found myself thumbing through the pages of a work written by Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager.   While not finding what I was searching for I did come across this slice of trivia.

Many of the southern colleges had been destroyed during the war and their libraries sent up in smoke.  But at the University of Alabama the librarian was able to save exactly one book from the soldier’s fury.

That book was a copy of the Koran.

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