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Everybody loves countdowns, right? Right. So, I’ve come up with my own list of things people get...More >>
I received a little book in the mail just a bit ago, and I think it deserves to be read in front of a fire with a cup of tea. It is called Romanticism and Nationalism in the Old South , by Rollin Osterweis (Louisiana State University Press, 1971) and is full of paragraphs like this:More >>
With the coming of Thanksgiving comes also a burble of chatty news stories about the origins...More >>
This blog entry came up in my Google Alert a few days ago - its main focus is actually a cathedral in Saigon, but it incidentally mentions a fascinating little episode in Jefferson's life of which I was heretofore unaware.More >>
If you've been following this blog, or even talking to me on a regular basis, you know that we went...More >>
In case you didn't know, it was Banned Books Week last week - the American Library Association...More >>
That would be a great name for a band, wouldn't it? Or a car. Alas, no, it's my latest book acquisition, and although I do poke gentle fun at my Gilded Pig, it really is a great little find. I've been scouring the Internets for undiscovered works of genius by Marie Kimball , and came across a book she wrote - more of a pamphMore >>
Several years ago, a visitor to Monticello emailed me and asked about something they'd seen in the...More >>
Two articles with TJ/Monticello content in the latest issue of Early American Life : "The Faces of a Generation," by Audrey J. Wolfe, about sculptor John Browere (who did a near-deadly life mask of Jefferson - there's a rather horrifying description of the proceedings by granddaughter Virginia here )More >>
A new intriguing book on the shelves: Impossible Engineering: Technology and Territoriality on the...More >>

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