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Gouverneur Morris: An Independent Life by William Howard Adams
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McSweeney's Issue 47 by Dave Eggers
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The Pilgrim and the Bee: Reading Rituals and Book Culture in Early New England by Matthew P. Brown
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TagsAmerican History (1,302), Books on Books (1,083), Biography (852), Fiction (803), Politics & Government (534), Essays (514), British History (463), Colonial History (402), Early Republic (399), Natural History (356) — see all tags
About meI'm the Director of Communications and Outreach at Rare Book School at the University of Virginia. I also lead the charge on the Legacy Libraries and Libraries of Early America projects here at LibraryThing, so if you have any questions about those, or want to get involved, please let me know!
About my libraryMainly history, biography, books on books and natural history - but with some fiction (mainly historical fiction and bibliomysteries) and other things thrown in as well. I also collect rarer items.
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Favorite authorsBernard Bailyn, Andrea Barrett, Nicholas A. Basbanes, Paul Collins, Robert Darnton, Arthur Conan Doyle, Umberto Eco, Owen Gingerich, M. R. James, Ross King, David Liss, Christopher Morley, Naomi Novik, Iain Pears, Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Alan Taylor, Edward O. Wilson (Shared favorites)
Other favoritesLibraryThing H.Q.
Favorite publishersYale University Press
Favorite listsLiterary Forgeries
Membership LibraryThing Early Reviewers/Member Giveaway
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Member sinceJan 10, 2006
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