Update on our “Virtual Housewarming Party” and Hurley
We have been so busy getting things done in and around the house, I haven’t been able to write able the books we have gotten! We are so grateful to everyone for sending these wonderful books to help us fill our library! James Madison would be proud to own them!
Books on the Founding Fathers (and Mothers) and the Constitution
Books that James Madison would have had in his library
American History and Military Events
Books on Virginia and American Life
General Interest Books
But as you can see we are a long way away from filling the shelves!
We have gotten several books in the General Interest Category, but our James Madison collection is pretty weak.
We are continuing to collect books for our “Virtual Housewarming Party”! If you would like to send some books to become a part of this historic home’s library, please send your selections to:
Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast
9221 Belle Grove Drive
King George, Virginia 22485
We are looking for the following Categories:
Books that James Madison would have had in his library – These are books that James Madison would have had to read in his personal library. Or it could have been books that Thomas Jefferson would have allowed him to borrow. Here is a list from Montpelier, Home of the Madisons that we are looking for:
These are books we would like to have for the library.
|Adams, John||Defence of the Constitutions|
|Burns, Robert||Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect|
|Crevecoeur, J. Hector St. John de||Letters from an American Farmer|
|Filson, John||Discovery, Settlement, & Present State of Kentucky|
|Gibbon, Edward||History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|
|A. Hamilton, J. Jay, and J. Madison||The Federalist|
|Jefferson, Thomas||Notes on the State of Virginia|
|Ledyard, John||Journal of Captain Cook’s Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean|
|Locke, John||Treatises on Government|
|Longacre, James Barton||National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans|
|Montesquieu||The Spirit of the Laws|
|Morse, Jedidiah||Geography Made Easy|
|Raleigh, Sir Walter||History of the World|
|Ramsay, David||History of the American Revolution|
|Vattell, Emerich de||The Law of Nations|
|Warville, J.P. Brissot de||The Commerce of America with Europe|
Books about Madison
|Ketcham, Ralph||James Madison: A Biography|
|Banning, Lance||The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the founding of the Federal Republic|
|Brookhiser, Richard||James Madison|
|Burstein, Andrew and Nancy Isenberg||Madison and Jefferson|
|Madison, James||Notes of Debates of the Federal Convention of 1787|
|Mattern, David and H. Schulman||The Selected Letters of Dolley Payne Madison|
|Mattern, David B.||James Madison’s Advice to My Country|
|Rakove, Jack||James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic|
|Stagg, J.C.A.||Mr. Madison’s War: Politics, Diplomacy, & Warfare in the Early American Republic|
|Wood, Gordon||Empire of Liberty|
Books on the Founding Fathers (and Mothers) and the Constitution – These are books that are about the great men and women who help form America. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, Martha Washington, Dolley Madison and on. We would also like to have books on the Constitution or the Bill of Rights.
American History and Military Events – Since Belle Grove’s history spans every period in American history, we would like this section to have books about the periods in American History. Of course the American Revolution and Civil Wars touched Belle Grove because they happened here, we would like to have several on these. But we would also like to have the rest too because it would have touched each family in some way.
Books on Virginia and American Life – These books would talk about life in Virginia and in America. Send us a book about your great state or your favorite Virginia sights.
General Interest Books – These can be of any interest. Fact or Fiction. Good stories that you think people would like to read. You may also like to send us a copy of a book you have had published.
A Couple of Requests
Because these books are going to be placed in this historic home, we would like to acknowledge you for making this donation to our library. In the front of the book, we ask that you place the following information:
“This book was donated to Belle Grove Plantation by (your name) from (City, State and Country) on (date) to help complete their library.”
This will help us preserve your place in our history.
We would also like to request that your book be a hardback book that isn’t too large. If the book is too large, it may not fit on the shelf. Paperback books are nice and inexpensive, but as people read them, they get worn over time. We would like your book to last as long as possible.
Below are the books we currently have in our collection:
The Asent of George Washington – John Ferling
Madison Writings – Jack N. Rakove
A Slave in the White House – Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
The Debate on the Constitution – Bernard Barilyn
James Madison – Garry Wills
War at Our Doors – Rebecca Campbell Light
Images of America Virginia Presidential Homes – Patrick L. O’Neill
Places I Have Known Along the Rappahannock River – Beverley C Pratt
Come Retribution – William A Tidwell
A Perfect Union – Catherine Allgor
Gordonsville Virginia – William H.B. Thomas
Orange Virginia – William H.B. Thomas
Dearest Friend A Life of Abigail Adams – Lynne Withey
Patriots of the UpCountry – William H.B. Thomas
The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
Dolores Claiborne – Stephen King
The Dead Zone – Stephen King
Pet Sematary – Stephen King
The Tommyknockers – Stephen King
Diana Her True Story – Andrew Morton
Memoris of a Geisha – Arthur Golden
Favorite Works of Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter and The House of Seven Gables
Selected Poems – Walt Whitman
Autobiography – Benjamin Franklin
The Law of War and Peace – Hugo Grotius
Fathers and Sons – Iva S. Turgenev
Five Great Dialogues – Plato
On the Nature of Things – Lucretius
Essays and New Atlantis – Francis Bacon
Paradise Lost and Other Poems – John Milton
Anne Boleyn – Anthony Crowell
Selected Lives and Essays – Plutarch
Discourses – Epictetus
Utopia – Thomas More
The Iliad – Homer
On Man in the Universe – Aristotle
Jake Lingle – John Boettiger
The Letters of Madame – Volume I and II – Gertrude Scott Stevenson
100 Dastardly Little Detective Stories – Weinberg, Dziemianowicz, and Greenberg
Best Little Stories of Virginia – C Brian Kelly
Titanic – Colonel Archibald Gracie
Rhett Butler’s People – Donald McCaig
The Gold of Exodus – Howard Blum
The Sum of All Fears – Tom Clancy
Faith of our Founding Fathers – Tim LaHaye
Gun – A Visual History – Dr. Chris McNab
American Soldier – General Tommy Franks
Wild at Heart – John Eldredge
How Did You Do It, Truett – S. Truett Cathy
Gettysburg – Newt Gingrich and William R Forstchen
Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All – Allan Gurganus
Me My County My God – Dr. C Thomas Anderson and Don Enevoldsen
Lincoln on Leadership – Donald T. Phillips
The Civil War Battlefield Guide – The Conservation Fund – Frances H Kennedy
Gettysburg An Alternate History – Peter G. Tsouras
Leadership Lessons of Robert E. Lee – Bil Holton
Run to the Roar – A Fable of Choice, Courage and Hope – J. Randy Forbes
His Excellency George Washington – Joseph J Ellis
Dear Catherine, Dear Taylor – The Civil War letters of a Union Soldier and his Wife – Richard L Kiper
Debt of Honor – Tom Clancy
Tale of a Tiger – R.T. Smith
Dinner with a Perfect Stranger – David Gregory
Command Attention – Col. Keith Oliver USMC (Ret)
Leadership Excellence – Pat Williams with Jim Denney
War – Sebastian Junger
How – Why HOW we do anything means everything – Dov Seidman
Psalm 91- Peggy Joyce Ruth
Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin
No Higher Honor – Condoleezza Rice
Extreme Dreams Depend on Teams – Pat Williams
The Ambition – Lee Strobel
Secrets of the Millonaire Mind – T. Harv Eker
Rembrandt – The Old Testament – Thomas Nelson Publishers
Rembrandt – Life of Christ – Thomas Nelson Publishers
Profiles in Courage – John F. Kennedy
Lady Bird – Jan Jarboe Russell
Thank you Deborah from California!
Dawn’s Early Light – Elswyth Thane
Thank you From Virginia!
Ronald Reagan and the American Ideal – Steve Penley
Thank you Dolly & Ted from Washington State!
Jane Austen’s Persuasion – Jane Austen
Back in the Day – Michael Powell
Enough Good Men – Charles Mercer
Presidential Campaigns – Paul Boller Jr
To Make a Nation – Samuel H. Beer
Turning the World Upside Down – John Tebbel
Thank you James from Utah!
Washington’s Crossing – David Hackett Fishcher
I Should Be Extremely Happy in Your Company, A Novel of Lewis and Clark – Brian Hall
Undaunted Courage – Stephen E. Ambrose
Legion of the Lost – Jaime Salazar
The American Patriots Almanac – William J. Bennett & John T.F. Cribb
Almost A Miracle – John Ferling
Hurricane of Independence – Tony Williams
The Bold & Magnigicent Dream – Bruce Catton & William B Catton
Hurley relaxing by the dining room table at the Plantation!
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I am trying to plan my wife and my 25th wedding anniversary and would like to spend it at Belle Grove.
Would it be possible for us to be there on December 7 and 8 leaving the morning of the 9th? How much would it cost and can you recommend a place for to go for our dinner?
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We would love to help you plan your 25th get away! We celebrated ours two years ago! What a special milestone! Congrads!
If you would, could you please email me so I discuss the details with you? Please email me at email@example.com.
Hi – just to let you know, I’ve ordered Madison & Jefferson (by Burstein) which is being dispatched directly from the UK-based online store. It won’t be inscribed, but hopefully I’ll be able to do that in person as we plan to stay a night in October. I’m keeping an eye out for the announcement of your website / booking system!
Aw! Thank you so much! We can’t wait to have you come and inscribe it!
We are getting close with the website! It should be very soon!
I just wanted to let you know that I received Madison and Jefferson today! It was such a wonderful surprise to find in the mailbox! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Excellent – my pleasure!
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