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"Jefferson’s Nephews is superb. Mr. Merrill’s book is horridly fascinating, as absorbing, as gruesome, and as intelligent as Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood."—New York Times Book Review
"One must be grateful to Boynton Merrill for having rescued this grim footnote to history from oblivion and for having guided us so well through all the twists of a very tangled tale. . . . Cecil B. de Mille! Thou shouldst be living at this hour."—Times Literary Supplement (London)
"Celebrated in abolitionist literature. . . . This grisly story has finally been researched with sensitivity and in scholarly detail."—American Historical Review
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Meet the Author
Boynton Merrill Jr. lives in Henderson, Kentucky. He acquired part of the original Lewis plantation in 1965 and spent more than ten years researching and assembling the pieces of this classic case study.
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