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Jefferson and Monticello by Jack McLaughlin
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Jul 21, 09

bookshelves: presidential-biographies, 19th-century-american-history
Read in July, 2009

Interesting biography of Jefferson, written mainly as a tribute to his skills and love of architecture and the construction of Monticello. Don't look for vignettes from his Presidency or assume they'll be much in here on the authorship of the Declaration of Independence or time in Paris. Obviously much of Jefferson's life did take place at Monticello so there is some important content this book covers, but it does bog down at times with mundane architectural notes. All in all, not the best Presidential bio I've ever read.
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