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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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Informed Power
Communication in the Early American South
Alejandra Dubcovsky - 2016-04-04
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Informed Power maps the intricate, intersecting channels of information exchange in the early American South, exploring how people in the colonial world came into possession of vital knowledge in a region that lacked a regular mail system or a printing press until the 1730s.Challenging the notion of early colonial America as an uninformed backwater...
Joanne Freeman
Great book!      source
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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 - 2008-10-28
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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
Her book—Alex And Me—is amazing, as was Alex the African Grey parrot. SO smart.      source
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Angle of Repose
Wallace Stegner - 2014-11-04 (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
@ErikLoomis I love that book.      source
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Horace Greeley
Print, Politics, and the Failure of American Nationhood
James M. Lundberg - 2019-11-19
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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
Hey @JLundbergND!! Happy publication day! A great book about Greeley, 19th century newspapers, politics, and culture, written beautifully.      source
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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
A Novel
Susanna Clarke - 2020-08-11 (first published in 2004)
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Sophisticated, witty, and ingeniously convincing, Susanna Clarke's magisterial novel weaves magic into a flawlessly detailed vision of historical England. She has created a world so thoroughly enchanting that eight hundred pages leave readers longing for more.English magicians were once the wonder of the known world, with fairy servants at their be...
Joanne Freeman
@stephaniesleep I enjoyed that book! (32 hours! Wow!)      source