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The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2011

    Readable and Fascinating

    President Kennedy once opened a meeting of nobel laureates by saying, "I think this is the greatest assembly of talent and intellect at the White House, with the exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone." Reading this book, you will arrive at the same conclusion. Jefferson's intellectual development may seem a scholarly or dry topic, but this book makes the man and his time come alive, and will make you think too. Highly recommended.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Monticello

    My school went to momticello today and i got "the words of thomas jefferson" book and i reaaly want this book and also want thomas jefersons bible.

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  • Posted June 10, 2009

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    Highly recommend this book.

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  • Posted February 15, 2009

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    One of the 2 or 3 best books of history/biography I've ever read.

    It made me want to go where Jefferson went, see what he saw, and meet the people he knew. There were pages where it felt like that's what I was doing. It made me realize as never before how astonishingly educated Jefferson and many of the other founders were. Most of all it made me want to read what he read - and what he wrote. On page 283 Professor Hayes says, "In the hands of a sensitive reader, a book has the power to transcend the text it contains and become something magical." I don't consider myself a particularly sensitive reader, but this book was magic for me. I don't keep most of the books I read, but this one I will keep, and read again.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2008

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    We have all read the declaration of independence, but how much thought did we give to the influences that went into that work.Hayes gives us insite to the people in jefferson's past and preasent who influenced jefferson in his early years as a student of william and mary through his retirement to his mountain top home in virginia. A lover of books he was devistated when his library burnt to the ground, he spent a lifetime gathering books many of which started the library of congrass.

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    Posted March 12, 2009

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