Barb's Reviews > Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

Twilight at Monticello by Alan Pell Crawford
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Aug 13, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: history, nonfiction
Read from July 07 to August 12, 2010

Interesting, quick read. So often the later years of Jefferson are glossed over; you have the significant events (founding UVA, correspondence with John Adams, the debt), but rarely the detail. This book does a good job delving into family matters, Jefferson's thoughts on the politics of the day, and his views on all sorts of topics. I appreciated that Crawford broke the book up into short, easily manageable chapters.

My only problem was how easy it was to get everyone mixed up; a family tree in the front of the book would've been helpful.

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