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And by "extravaganza" I mean "two book reviews in one issue."  In the latest Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (vol. 117 no. 1):
  • Douglas L. Wilson reviews Kevin Hayes' book, The Road to Monticello (review-o-meter: Wilson thinks the book is too long.  The word "
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Anna Berkes

Just arrived inexplicably on our desk the other day (Museum Shop?  Is that you, sending us presents?) - another book on Jefferson's relevance to today's issues of new technologies, intellectual property, and the laws that govern them...MORE »

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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American Scientist is getting a lot of mileage out of Jefferson lately.  In the March-April 2009 issue of American Scientist, mathematician Lawren Smithline helps out the folks at the Papers of Thomas Jefferson by decoding a supposedly-unbreakably-encoded message sent to Jefferson by Philadelphia smarty-pants Robert Patterson in 1801.MORE »
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Most quotations we're asked about sound nothing like Thomas Jefferson, but since I can't pin down their true source, they sort of hang frustratingly out there in Quotation Limbo.  So it gives me great satisfaction...MORE »

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A few items of possible interest which I've decided to throw all together in one entry, as my lineup of Things to Blog About is getting longer and longer:

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Usually I don't plague my half-dozen loyal readers with more than one post in a single day, but I couldn't resist pointing out this article:

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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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A recent editorial by Thomas Fleming in the Wall Street Journal asks the question, "Was George W. Bush such a bad president?"  I mean, look at...Thomas Jefferson, for example! He really whiffed on that embargo thing.  Read Fleming's...MORE »
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Thomas Jefferson, A Summary View
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Well, it took me all day but I plowed through all of the Google Alerts I've gotten in the past week (even the weekend ones, that's how dedicated I am), just as I said I would, and came up with the...MORE »

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I'm eagerly delving into a book that arrived just today: Antonio Molina, Patriarch of the Anthony Mullins Family: An American History, compiled by Marjorie O'Brien Casteel.  Who is Antonio Molina, AKA...MORE »

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