Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

by Fawn M. Brodie
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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

Larry McMurtry - Washington Post Book World
“Brilliant, provocative. . . . A biography no one interested in the man or his times should miss.”
Wallace Stegner
“A powerful and touching portrait. . . . Brodie has humanized Jefferson without in the least diminishing him.”

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ISBN-13:
9780553254433
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/01/1981
Pages:
832

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