We have had several new books come in over the last couple of weeks!
We would like to thank everyone for their generous donation to our library!
But we are still a long way away from filling it!
If you would like to donate some books to our historic library
here is some information on how to do it!
Send your donations to:
Belle Grove Plantation Bed and Breakfast
9221 Belle Grove Drive
King George, Virginia 22485
These are the sections we we are looking to fill:
James Madison Books
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 link of reading material Thomas Jefferson wrote about : http://www.john-uebersax.com/plato/reading2.htm
Founding Fathers (and Mothers) and the Constitution
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.
Books on the military events and American History – 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.
Virginia and American Life
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.
Books we already have
So we don’t get repeat books, once we receive a book, we will list it on our a blog page. Look on our left column under “About Us”. It is listed as “Housewarming for the Library”
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
Dawn’s Early Light – Elswyth Thane
Ronald Reagan and the American Ideal – Steve Penley
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
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
Thank you Dick from Virginia!
One Day of Civil War, April 10, 1863 – Robert L Willett Jr.
Grant – William S. McFeely
The Bedford Introduction to Literature – Michael Meyer
A Man on the Moon – Apollo Astronauts – Andrew Chaikin
Einstein – Walter Issacson
Atlas of the World
Law in America – American Hertiage
Don’t Stop the Carnival – Herman Wouk
The Hunt for Red October – Tom Clancy
At Dawn We Slept – Untold Stories of Pearl Harbor – Gordon W. Prange
The DaVinci Code – Dan Brown
The National Geographic Society – 100 years of Adventure and Discovery
Civil War Parks – The Story Behind the Scenery
Thank you Lisa from New York!
Life (or something like it) at Mallard High – Greg Martini and Lisa Chelkowski
Thank you Katherine from Virginia!
James Madison – Champion of Liberty and Justice – John P. Kaminski
Slavery at the Home of George Washington – Philip J. Schwarz
Thank you Gina from Virginia!
50 States of Amercia – Rosanna Hansen and Jan Bloom
Slaver and Freedom in the Age of the American Revolution – Ira Berlin and Ronald Hoffman
The Negro in 18th Century Williamsburg – Thad W. Tate
Race and Revolution – Gary B. Nash
The Federalist – Alexander Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay
Thank you from Great Britain!
This is the longest distance one of our books has come yet and is the second from our Wish List to be received!
Madison and Jefferson – Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
These are books we would like to have for the library.
||Defence of the Constitutions
||Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect
|Crevecoeur, J. Hector St. John de
||Letters from an American Farmer
||Discovery, Settlement, & Present State of Kentucky
||History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
|A. Hamilton, J. Jay, and J. Madison
||The Federalist – RECEIVED!
||Notes on the State of Virginia
||Journal of Captain Cook’s Last Voyage to the Pacific Ocean
||Treatises on Government
|Longacre, James Barton
||National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans
||The Spirit of the Laws
||Geography Made Easy
|Raleigh, Sir Walter
||History of the World
||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
||James Madison: A Biography
||The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison and the founding of the Federal Republic
|Burstein, Andrew and Nancy Isenberg
||Madison and Jefferson – RECEIVED!
||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
||James Madison and the Creation of the American Republic
||Mr. Madison’s War: Politics, Diplomacy, & Warfare in the Early American Republic
||Empire of Liberty
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