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Thomas Jefferson: The Life and Work of

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This biography explores the historical, political, intellectual and cultural significance of the US third president: who he was, what he did and why we remember him in a way we don't remember many of his contemporaries.
Paperback, 300 pages
Published July 1st 2001 by Alpha Books (first published 2001)
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Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Good read with lots of interesting history.
To be noted is that the book is written by a clear admirer of Thomas Jefferson and certain bias can be seen. As the chapters go on, the bias becomes more evident. Parts of the writings may very well be speculative as the author sees fit, for instance, the actions and outcomes of Jefferson were not in accordance with his "ideology" - could the author read his mind? He concluded based on his own interpretation of Jefferson by Jefferson's own writing, may
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is an insightful and easy-to-read work on the life of Thomas Jefferson--it is balanced in the portrayal of the major events of his life, from youth until death, and it reads nearly like a novel. Other biographies on Jefferson might shine more light on various aspects of his personage, his mind, his spirit, his politics, or even his genealogy, but this book does a fine job of conveying a little of each without feeling dense or over-spread.
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