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Saving Monticello the Levy family"s epic quest to rescue the house that Jefferson built by Marc Leepson

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Virginia,
  • Albemarle County.,
  • Albemarle County,
  • United States

Subjects:

  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Homes and haunts -- Virginia -- Albemarle County,
  • Levy, Uriah Phillips, 1792-1862,
  • Levy family,
  • Monticello (Va.) -- History,
  • Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Virginia -- Albemarle County,
  • Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- Design and construction,
  • Historic preservation -- United States -- Case studies,
  • Antisemitism -- United States -- Case studies

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-292) and index.

StatementMarc Leepson.
GenreCase studies.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE332.74 .L44 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination303 p. :
Number of Pages303
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3946777M
ISBN 10074320106X
LC Control Number2001033195

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