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Nov 21, 2009 02:22PM

435 Daniel Webster - 19th century US politician. Maybe best known from The Devil and Daniel Webster. Kind of a whitewashing. But good story.
Jun 05, 2009 10:27AM

435 I've been following this blog for the past week or so:

http://morris.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/...

Tried to start a thread about it in the WWII buffs group but got no takers, so I thought I'd try again here. It's a 7-part series, last installment was today.

IMHO the first couple of installments are sort of dull. But if you stay with it you realize that it's not just about how to sell a fake Vermeer. It's about collaboration, complaisance, and self-deception on a grand scale.

Lots of spirited commentary from the readership, too. Hope someone here might find it interesting!


Feb 11, 2009 03:20PM

435 I have a hard time seeing Lindbergh as a hero. From what I can tell he was worse than a taskmaster in his family -- his attitudes towards Jews were highly questionable. Do the Lindbergh bios that you read deal with this? And with his activity in the America First movement?
Feb 05, 2009 07:24PM

435 Wow. Lots of suggestions here. Will have to start growing my TBR shelf. Thanks.


Jan 26, 2009 06:29PM

435 Just saw the new Andrew Jackson bio American Lion Andrew Jackson in the White House, and it got me thinking about the ton of presidential biographies out there. Anyone have favorites or recommendations?
Jan 25, 2009 04:51PM

435 Faintheart! Great title. I'll check it out. Thanks.
Jan 14, 2009 05:14PM

435 Land spec was a big problem back in the day. Gouverneur Morris and Talleyrand were two big dealers.
Check out Gentleman Revolutionary Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution
Jan 02, 2009 07:36AM

435 Anyone know good books on historical reenactors? I've been to a few events in the past year or so and have gotten interested.


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