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We recently received back a book that we had sent out to be repaired, namely The Bizarre Sisters , by Jay and Audrey Walz. I've provided an image of the cover here for your delectation. There was nothing wrong with the case or the text block - it was the dust jacket that was in need of some TLC, and when you see what it looks like, I'm sure you'll understand why we felt the need to preserve it for posterity.More >>
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I've discovered by accident that we now have access to the Papers of George Washington Digital...More >>
A certain segment of the Foundation's staff has recently discovered Robert E. Wright's book The First Wall Street: Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the Birth of American Finance, and has glommed onto it in a big way. As I never read any of the books I buy for the library (no time, got things to do), I always appreciate staff book reviews. I'm told that this book makes a potentially dead boring topic interesting and easy to understand. So there you have it! I've been commissioned to buy as many of Mr. Wright's books as I can get my hands on. Brace yourself.More >>
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...and she has delivered a juicy new title: Race and Liberty in the New Nation: Emancipation in Virginia from the Revolution to Nat Turner's Rebellion , by Eva Sheppard Wolf. This book is right up our alley. Also, its cover matches the blog nicely.More >>
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The latest issue of Colonial Williamsburg (vol. XXIX no. 2, Spring 2007) has a few articles of particular interest to Jeffersonists: " Jefferson's Tardy Constitution ," by Jack Lynch (the online version includes the "Jefferson's Constitution Zoomable Slideshow," which requires Flash)More >>
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Albemarle Monthly magazine just published in its February-March 2007 issue a profile of the...More >>
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One of our informants encountered a story, related by one Thomas Bloomer Balch, a Presbyterian...More >>
The latest issue of the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (vol. 115, no. 1) has an article...More >>
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As a book reviewer, I found myself looking at a new book entitled: The Pursuit of Glory: Europe,...More >>
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The latest issue of the Journal of the Early Republic (27 no. 1, Spring 2007) is a feast for the Jefferson aficionado, including: "Beyond the Wall: Reinterpreting Jefferson's Danbury Address," by Johann N. Neem Richard Alan Ryerson reviews Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 by John FerlingMore >>
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