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CollectionsYour library (200), Wishlist (3), Currently reading (2), Early Review Books (7), To read (7), Read but unowned (3), First Edition/Rare (8), Kindle or eBook (23), All collections (201)

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TagsHistory (103), Native American (28), United States (26), Colonial America (26), Fiction (21), Music (18), Biography (17), Guitar (13), Primary Source History (12), (11) — see all tags

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About meNew dad.
New permanent resident of England.

About my libraryMy library reflects the kind of material I read for fun as well as for professional development. American History is my chosen field of study (MA, Sonoma State, 2001) even if it's not my full time job.

I also love music so I love to read about instruments and making music.

Groups18th-19th Century Britain, American Civil War, American History, Ancient History, BBC Radio 3 Listeners, guitar fans, History Fans, History for Instructors HS-Adults, History of technology, History Readers: Clio's (Pleasure?) Palaceshow all groups

Favorite authorsJames Fenimore Cooper, Joseph J. Ellis, Washington Irving, Francis Jennings, David McCullough (Shared favorites)


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Real nameDaniel Nestlerode

LocationCambridge, England

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Member sinceApr 12, 2008

Currently readingThe Last Witch of Langenburg: Murder in a German Village by Thomas Robisheaux
The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon by John Ferling

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Hi JF. Seeing your comment about loving music has inspired me to try just once more to get this group off the ground - I've had no response yet from a single soul here on LT but I find it hard to believe there are no other musicians out there so perhaps a bit more 'direct marketing' is what's needed. Please come over and say hello.
Daniel, if you find a genealogical connection between Henry Timberlake and Margaret Eaton — well, I for one will be fascinated.

It's probably too obscure for the group, but you might be interested: Ever since I first stumbled on Timberlake's memoirs, I've thought his life deserved some critical attention. It's a bizarre story, but potentially a very telling one. (In a nutshell, Timberlake, of Virginia, is sent to the Cherokees as an envoy late in the Seven Years War, makes some acquaintances there, then accompanies some Cherokee delegates to London — his first visit — and back. Then he tries it a second time, with another group of Cherokees.) Timberlake was obviously trying to make his fortune in London, probably by peddling access to Indians. His book is meant to sway a London readership in his favor, but he died unexpectedly just as the book appeared. All of this takes place during that puzzling period when American colonials turned suddenly from enthusiastic British patriotism to angry denunciation, then rebellion. Timberlake's social failure in London, and his reaction, may shed one ray of light on the situation.

For your purposes, I think Timberlake's social status loosely resembles Peggy Eaton's, in that each was climbing from an ambiguous middling position to a clearly higher one. Opponents in the respective capitals would have felt they were each reaching for prizes they were not entitled to.
Enjoyed your excellent review of Sitting Bull, Prisoner of War. Many thanks.

You were spot on in explaining my remarks on the topic “The Civil War through different eyes...” and I want to thank you for the comment that I can “speak for himself quite adequately”. That made my day.
Hi Daniel,

Two other sites you may wish to consider writing for:

And thanks as always for you comprehensive commentary on our site.

Mindspring? I thought mindspring was only in the southeastern U. S.; did you move? (I signed up for mindspring while in Atlanta).

Nice try bribing the Early Reviewers selection person; perhaps the bribe wasn't big enough?

Have a great spring and summer!
Unfortunately, I cannot be bribed. The Early Reviewer books are picked by an algorithm, not a human :) Good luck - I hope you get it! Incidentally, I had Joe Ellis as a history professor in college, once upon a time :)

Thank you for accepting my friends invitation. I hope my profile gave you some new insights into Volney, Jefferson and Franco-American history. I will be glad to answer any questions you might have regarding Volney, his views, or book purchases. All Zee Best, TCW
Hi Daniel. Invite accepted.

I haven't looked in on Library Thing for a little while and it took me a moment to make the connection with the SCGC forum.

Glad to see you've found it interesting. I wasn't sure when I posted the link in the "Music Memoirs" thread that anyone had followed it up.

Neat video of you at the SCGC gathering. My son has been home from college for the weekend and playing the OM/PW he leaves at the house. He's a mandolin player too.

Interesting collection of books you've got listed. I'll have a browse around.

I'm an educational technologist as well, at a college in Oxford. I guess LT is exactly the sort of thing that appeals to guys like us.

Thanks for getting in touch.

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