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A wise man, even as a teen (he wrote a list of rules for decent behavior -- "Rule 100: Cleanse not your teeth with the table cloth")...Author and illustrator Maira Kalman would have definitely welcomed this. The newest in her series of books about U.
Kathryn Moore Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson: The Life of Dumas Malone by William G...Potomac Books Inc. (2013) Few biographers can boast of spending nearly all of their professional lives writing a comprehensive biography of one of America's most
When I first reviewed Sleepy Hollow , Fox's supernatural drama about a revived Ichabod Crane and a modern-day suburban cop trying to stave off the Apocalypse, I enjoyed the crazy pilot but wasn't yet sure if it was good, ridiculous, good but
It is certainly not "THE" document proving that Austin Peay was Albert Roberts father. It is my sincere hope that more official documents and information will be revealed to help solve this family mystery with absolute certainty...Don't get me wrong
One-time slave quarters will be recreated at Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello, and more of the Declaration of Independence writer's living quarters will be restored using a $10 million gift from a philanthropist who has a keen interest in the
Texas professor discovers one fact in particular that escaped slave didn't know about himself Herald-Leader columnist "I was born in Lexington, Ky." That is the first sentence of the first chapter of the first manuscript published by William Wells
Photos Master of the Mountain, Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves by Henry Wiencek, (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 336 pages, $28) Having informed the world that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, Thomas
Tom Cogill Henry Wiencek True, Mr. Wiencek, an independent scholar, has received the kind of attention most authors can only dream of: book excerpts on the covers of both Smithsonian and American History magazines, a C-Span interview at Monticello,
Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves A book by Henry Wiencek On the first day of April in 1819, Henry Wiencek writes, a group of seventeen slaves left a plantation in the mountains south of Charlottesville ... bound for a distant destination.
Virginia is known as “The President’s State” because eight United States presidents were born there. In this year’s election the Democrats want to make it an “Obama state” and repeat their 2008 victory, while