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Thomas Paine: Barack Obama’s inspiration

Barack Obama’s inauguration speech continues to inspire column inches and internet pixels. Now the attention is on Thomas Paine – the inspiration behind his inspiring speech. Rare book collectors and historians know Paine very well. Paine, one of America’s early thinkers and writers, featured in Obama’s speech in the final section. “In the year of […]

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Top Ten Obamamania – Good morning, Mr. President

So, this morning, Barack Obama woke up as President of the United States. But I wonder if he know’s the extent of the buzz around his name? It’s been pretty astounding watching the media frenzy, watching the world respond. An exciting time to live in, to witness, without a doubt. Just off the top of […]

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