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Member: wfupianoman

CollectionsNorth Carolina - Bideford Row (1,479), Your library (2,390), North Carolina - Cedar Hill Drive (227), All collections (4,102)


TagsPresidents (489), Founding Fathers (246), Civil War -- Battles and Campaigns -- Eastern Theater (205), Library of America (150), New South (143), Literature (140), Union -- Military Biography (138), Confederate Military Biography (136), Old South (132), Slavery (117) — see all tags

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About meI grew up in North Carolina and graduated from Wake Forest University with a B.S. in Biology and History, with honors, in 2004. My honors thesis topic was in southern history, which started my reading interests in that area. After college, I attended Dental School at the University of Maryland from 2005-2009, and received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. I then enrolled in a six-year residency for specialty training in Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery to be finished in 2015. As part of that program, I received my Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Connecticut in 2012, and completed two years of residency training in General Surgery in 2014. When I'm not studying or treating patients, I enjoy hanging with friends, playing golf and tennis, playing piano, and listening to music. I love learning history in all forms - museums, cemeteries, battlefields, and historic homes. My ancestors fought in the American Civil War and being from the South, that eventually became one of the reasons I have such an interest in learning about the people and decisions involved in America's cataclysm.

About my libraryI am a 33 year old history nut, which my library reflects. I have my mother and grandfathers to thank for my love of history. Both grandfathers encouraged that from the age of five, one by bringing me to visit the battlefields of the Civil War and the other by giving up his books to start my collection.

My library originated out of the books my family collected on the Civil War over the 1980s and 1990s. It began growing from my own acquisitions in 2000, when I became interested in collecting general American History and rekindled my interest in reading about the American Civil War. By college I had moved on to Slavery and Southern History books, as well as Military History, thanks to six great courses and two outstanding professors. I became interested in the American Revolution and Founding Fathers in 2008 after reading the works of Joseph Ellis and David McCullough. Starting in 2009, I added some of the fiction classics to round out the corners. In 2010 and 2011 I began a collection on the American Presidents. I have over the past few years started a small collection on Shakespeare.

My library is spread over two states, my parents' homes in NC and my current home in CT. I still have yet to catalog all the books, but there are conservatively somewhere in the amount of 4,500 in my collection.

GroupsAbraham Lincoln & Lincolniana, American Civil War, American History, American Revolution & Founding Fathers History, Military History


Favorite bookstoresAtlanta Vintage Books, Black Swan Books, C & W Used Books - Woodbridge, Edward McKay Used Books & More Raleigh, Edward McKay Used Books & More Winston-Salem, Half Price Books - East Northwest Highway, Half Price Books - Monroeville, Half Price Books - The Point at North Fayette, McKay Used Books - Chattanooga, McKay Used Books - Manassas, McKay Used Books - Nashville, Normals, Owens & Ramsey Historical Booksellers, Riverby Books, Second Story Books, Second Story Books - Rockville, MD, The Book Barn, The Book Barn Downtown, The Bookshop

Real nameScott Claiborne

LocationNew Britain, CT

Favorite authorsNot set

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceMay 3, 2009

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