Books Lee Alan Dugatkin Books by Lee Alan Dugatkin Lee Alan Dugatkin has written books about: Nonfiction History & Society Science & Health Facebook Twitter Email NPR stories about Lee Alan Dugatkin Robert Krulwich/NPR Krulwich Wonders... Thomas Jefferson Needs A Dead Moose Right Now To Defend America January 16, 2014 There are no moose in America, said the French count to Thomas Jefferson. They don't exist there. Americans see a reindeer and just call it a new name, saying it's bigger. But the only thing that's big here is your American imagination. Jefferson was incensed. You are an ignoramus, he said tactfully. Then he promised to deliver an American moose to Paris. Here's what happened next.