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Joanne Freeman

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Joanne B. Freeman is a U.S. historian and tenured Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University. Having researched Alexander Hamilton both independently and collaboratively with mentors and peers for more than forty years, she is regarded as "a leading expert" on his life and legacy.
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Alex & Me
How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process
Irene M. Pepperberg - Oct 28, 2008
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Alex & Me "is the remarkable true story of an extraordinary relationship between psychologist Irene M. Pepperberg and Alex, an African Grey parrot who proved scientists and accepted wisdom wrong by demonstrating an astonishing ability to communicate and understand complex ideas. The story is much more than of an incredible scientific breakthrough. ...
Joanne Freeman
Mar 28, 2021
Her book—Alex And Me—is amazing, as was Alex the African Grey parrot. SO smart.      source
Angle of Repose
Wallace Stegner - Nov 04, 2014 (first published in 1971)
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An iconic novel of the West and an American masterpiece—a deeply moving narrative of one family and the traditions of our national past. Lyman Ward is a retired professor of history, recently confined to a wheelchair by a crippling bone disease and dependent on others for his every need. Amid the chaos of 1970s counterculture he retreats to his anc...
Joanne Freeman
Feb 23, 2021
@ErikLoomis I love that book.      source
Horace Greeley
Print, Politics, and the Failure of American Nationhood
James M. Lundberg - Nov 19, 2019
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The founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, Horace Greeley was the most significant―and polarizing―American journalist of the nineteenth century. To the farmers and tradesmen of the rural North, the Tribune was akin to holy writ. To just about everyone else―Democrats, southerners, and a good many Whig and Republican political allies―Greeley was...
Joanne Freeman
Nov 20, 2019
Hey @JLundbergND!! Happy publication day! A great book about Greeley, 19th century newspapers, politics, and culture, written beautifully.      source
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
Susanna Clarke - Sep 05, 2005 (first published in 2004)
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The year is 1806, England is beleaguered by the long war with Napoleon, and centuries have passed since practical magicians faded into the nation's past. But scholars of this glorious history discover that one remains, the reclusive Mr Norrell, whose displays of magic send a thrill through the country. Proceeding to London, he raises a beautiful wo...
Joanne Freeman
Aug 18, 2018
@stephaniesleep I enjoyed that book! (32 hours! Wow!)      source