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

Twilight at Monticello by Alan Pell Crawford
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Jul 25, 11

I really enjoyed this book. Crawford writes a biographical style that I appreciate - more toward facts than interpretation. This biography summarizes Jefferson's first 65+ years in about 40 pages before focusing on his life after his retirement from public service. The major parts of Jefferson's life after he left the presidency were his family, his University, and his finances. Many Jefferson biographies address his struggles to escape debt, and his battle to create a University as a temple of reason for the Commonwealth. This book goes much further into the relationships that Jefferson had with his family members, and the heroic and tragic family members as they dealt with each other and the times.

Jefferson-philes should spend a little time with this book.

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