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Marc Leepson

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Historian and journalist Marc Leepson is the author of nine books, including Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler (Stackpole, 2017); What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life (Palgrave, 2014); Lafayette: Lessons in Leadership from the Idealist General, a concise biography of the Marquis de Lafayette (Palgrave, 2011); Desperate Engagement, the story of the 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, 2005); and Saving Monticello, the first complete history of Thomas Jefferson's House (Free Press, 2001, University of Virginia Press, 2003, paperback).

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August 2020

Saving Monticello: The Newsletter

The latest about the book, author events, and more

Newsletter Editor - Marc Leepson

 

Volume XVII, Number 8                                                               August 1, 2020

“The study of the past is a constantly evolving, never-ending journey of discovery.” – Eric Foner



 OPEN: My old friend and colleague, the writer and documentary filmmaker Steven

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As she did in "Restless Ambition," her masterful biography of the painter Grace Hartigan, in "A Generous Vision" Cathy Curtis once again brings alive the life and work of a notable but underappreciated painter of the mid-twentieth century, Elaine de ...more
Ballad of the Green Beret by Marc Leepson
"The rough-and-tumble life of Special Forces vet and Sixties pop star Barry Sadler The top Billboard Hot 100 single of 1966 wasn t Paint It Black or Yellow Submarine --it was The Ballad of the Green Berets, a hyper-patriotic tribute to the men of the " Read more of this review »
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"Mr. Leepson digs beneath the well-known one-dimensional public-relations creation “Barry Sadler” to reveal an intriguingly complex and resilient man. Along the way, there are insights into the U.S. military, the recording business, Hollywood, and the" Read more of this review »
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Dark Night of the Soul by Gary Reilly
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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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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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