Saving Monticelloby Marc Leepson
When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and artwork, in 1831 his heirs bid a final goodbye to Monticello itself. The house their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed in the Blue Ridge Mountains of
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Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
This book tells the story of what happened to Monticello after Jefferson's death. I've known a lot about Monticello and Jefferson, but had no idea that the Levy family saved Monticello twice from ruin, or that they owned it for 89 years, longer than Jefferson did. This book fills a void. It's well researched and well written. I'd recommend it highly for anyone intersted in Jefferson, Monticello, historic preservation, and Jewish-American history.