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Marc Leepson

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Historian and journalist Marc Leepson is the author of eight books, including What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life (Palgrave, 2014), the first biography from a major publisher of Key in more than seventy-five years; Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General, a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette (Palgrave, 2011); Desperate Engagement, the story of the little-known but crucial July 9, 1984, Civil War Battle of Monocacy (Thomas Dunne Books, 2007); Flag: An American Biography, a history of the American flag from the beginnings to today (Thomas Dunne Books, 2005); and Saving Monticello, the first complete history of Thomas Jefferson's House (Free Press, 2001, University of Virginia Press, 2003, paperba ...more

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Saving Monticello: The Levy...

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Flag: An American Biography

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Saving Monticello: The NewsletterThe latest about the book, author events, and more
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Volume XIII, Number 9 September 1, 2016
BOOKS: Thomas Jefferson, as I wrote in Saving Monticello, had the largest private library in America. But Jefferson was forced to sell the entire collection because of his serious fiscal difficulties that escalated greatly his second president... Read more of this blog post »
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Flag by Marc Leepson
"Outstanding march through American history from the flag's lofty vantage point."
Flag by Marc Leepson
"This book should be required reading material for every American. This is THE quintessential book on the American flag. It is very well written and informative beyond measure."
What So Proudly We Hailed by Marc Leepson
"I finally finished! It's not the book's fault; I just haven't had time to read much lately.

I really did like this book, except for a couple of minor issues... It was the first biography I'd ever read on Francis Scott Key's life, and from what I un..." Read more of this review »
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Dark Night of the Soul by Gary Reilly
Dark Night of the Soul
by Gary Reilly
read in November, 2014
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I loved this book, especially Reilly's voice: funny, clever and droll all the way through. The plot hummed along beautifully and with lots of quirky side trips. More people should read Gary Reilly. He had a literary gift, and it's a shame he died bef ...more
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce
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I thought it was brilliant in spots, but too dense too often with religious trivia. Still, Joyce evokes boyhood and adolescence amazingly well and you certain get a sense of place and time, and a feeling for the Irish people at the turn of the 20th c ...more
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The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
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Another really good Harry Bosch detective procedural. Maybe not as thrilling as most of the others as Harry doesn't get into anything life threatening, but that almost doesn't matter. Connelly spins out another great yarn with believable characters ( ...more
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The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta
The Leftovers
by Tom Perrotta
read in October, 2014
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Wooden characters. Preposterous plot. No sense of place. Pedestrian writing.
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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
by Muriel Spark
read in September, 2014
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I am a big fan of the movie. The book start out slowly for me, mainly because I was a bit put off by Spark telling what became of the characters so early. But I soon got over that and saw it as a strength as the plot unspooled and she filled in blank ...more
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