Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

by Fawn M. Brodie, Thomas Jefferson
     
 

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An ambitious, perceptive portrayal of a complex man, this best-selling biography broke new ground in its exploration of Jefferson's inner life.
Here for the first time we meet Jefferson as a man of feeling and passion. With a novelist's skill and meticulous scholarship, Fawn M. Brodie shows Jefferson as he wrestled with issues of revolution, religion, power,

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An ambitious, perceptive portrayal of a complex man, this best-selling biography broke new ground in its exploration of Jefferson's inner life.
Here for the first time we meet Jefferson as a man of feeling and passion. With a novelist's skill and meticulous scholarship, Fawn M. Brodie shows Jefferson as he wrestled with issues of revolution, religion, power, race, and love-ambivalences that exerted a subtle but powerful influence on his political writing and his decision making. The portrait that results adds a whole new depth to those of the past.

Editorial Reviews

Ray A. Billington
“Thoroughly fascinating, opening vistas into Jefferson's life and thought that were fresh and exciting. A superbly written book, sparkling with new information and interpretation.”
Larry McMurtry - Washington Post Book World
“Brilliant, provocative. . . . A biography no one interested in the man or his times should miss.”
Wallace Stegner
“Powerful and touching. . . . The story of an intimate life hidden from and at odds with the public life. . . . Brodie has humanized Jefferson without in the least diminishing him.”
Page Smith
“An extraordinary human drama told with great insight, compassion, and literary skill. What history should be but seldom is.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393317527
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
608
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 10.86(h) x 1.05(d)

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