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Thomas Jefferson continues to get bad press over slavery and his domestic entanglements, but everybody loves a reader!

The Washington Post reports on efforts by the Library of Congress to recreate Jefferson’s library, purchased in the rebuilding of the institution after the British burned much of Washington DC. Much of Jefferson’s library itself burned in a later fire.

The L of C has managed to replicate most of the tomes, and is opening an exhibit to show them off.

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The Library continues to operate the “Thomas” legislative facts and stats site, a tragic leftover from the AskJeevesish jeeves.jpg anthropomorphic era of cute web names.

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