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Jefferson in Love: The Love Letters Between Thomas Jefferson and Maria Cosway

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The newly widowed Thomas Jefferson set sail for Paris. As America's new minister to France he was expected to deal with the politicians and intrigue at the court of King Louis XVI, but he was not prepared for the likes of Maria Cosway. Enchantingly beautiful, sophisticated, and talented, this Italian-born woman captured the handsome Virginian's heart. Maria was his equal i ...more
Hardcover, 138 pages
Published February 1st 1999 by Madison House
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Very tame reading - I suppose I was expecting more - but it was interesting.

It is easy to see how things can be misunderstood when so very much time passes between contact. One surely can't say that today!

It is also very apparent that the art of letter writing is quickly becoming a lost art ... and that makes me sad.
This book makes me both glad to live in the age of email and nostalgic for a time when people wrote letters--at least letters as beautiful and romantic as these. It's a bit voyeuristic to read other peoples' love letters, of course, but so much fun.
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