Tomorrow At Monticello

  • 85° Slight Chc Thunderstorms
  • Mon 75° / 45°
  • Tue 71° / 49°
  • Wed 72° / 55°
  • Thu 71° / 53°

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Impossible Engineering

A new intriguing book on the shelves: Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the Canal du Midi, by Chandra Mukerji (Princeton, 2009). This dovetails nicely with one of our new TJ Encyclopedia articles, which features (among other useful pieces of information), an itinerary of Jefferson's travels through southern France and Italy - during which, yes, he visited the Canal du Midi.  He rather liked it: