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The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson
     

The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson

by William Howard Adams
 

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ISBN-10: 0300082614

ISBN-13: 9780300082616

Pub. Date: 01/01/2000

Publisher: Yale University Press

In 1784 Thomas Jefferson moved to the sophisticated and exhilarating city of Paris, where he spent the next five years as ambassador from the new United States of America. This engaging book recreates in word and illustration the atmosphere and personalities of prerevolutionary Paris, and it reveals the profound impact they had on one of America's first transatlantic

Overview

In 1784 Thomas Jefferson moved to the sophisticated and exhilarating city of Paris, where he spent the next five years as ambassador from the new United States of America. This engaging book recreates in word and illustration the atmosphere and personalities of prerevolutionary Paris, and it reveals the profound impact they had on one of America's first transatlantic citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300082616
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
401,821
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Taking Leave
1(24)
A Provincial Prelude
25(12)
The City
37(41)
The Patriot Aesthete
78(45)
The Liberal, Literary, Scientific Air of Paris
123(36)
The Diplomat
159(48)
The Women in His Life
207(44)
"Storm in the Atmosphere"
251(48)
Notes 299(32)
Bibliography 331(9)
Index 340

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