Who Was Thomas Jefferson? [NOOK Book]

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Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and-what is certainly the most troubling ...
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Overview

Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and-what is certainly the most troubling aspect of his life-a slave owner. Finally, here's a biography for kids that unveils the many facets of this founding father's remarkable and complicated life.



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How did a red-haired, freckled-faced boy who loved to read, spoke several languages, and played the violin, grow up to write the Declaration of Independence, become the second Vice President and, after a bitter political battle with old friend John Adams, the third President of the United States? This pleasantly written biography about Thomas Jefferson tells the tale in an easy-to-read style. In addition to Jefferson's amazing professional and political life, the book objectively discusses Jefferson's desire to eliminate slavery and why he didn't. Also blended into the discussion are aspects of his personal life, his adoration for his father, how he met and married his wife Martha, the grief of losing her and three of their five children. The book carefully discusses his subsequent relationship with Sandy Hemings and their children. The pen-and-ink illustrations give the feel of the era. Side-by-side timelines of Jefferson's life and world history of the time are a nice addition. This book is an excellent source for reports or those fascinated by history. 2003, Grosset & Dunlap, Ages 9 to 12.
— Ruth Buchholz
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101639993
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/28/2003
  • Series: Who Was...? Series
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 101,448
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Who Was Thomas Jefferson? 1
Tall Tom 4
Tall Tom in Love 13
"We Hold These Truths to Be Self-Evident" 27
Governor and Minister to France 45
Secretary of State and Vice President 61
Our Third President 68
Last Years at Monticello 81
Thomas Jefferson's Legacy 93
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  • Posted April 26, 2011

    This book is not the truth of Jefferson's life.. Don't waste your money By Shane Otis "otis" (Indiana) - See all my reviews (REAL NAME) This review is from: Who Was Thomas Jefferson? (Paperback) I had my 3rd graders read this fo

    I had my 3rd graders read this for a book report. They asked me, "I didn't know that Jefferson had children with a slave girl". I didn't know what they were talking about. So, I read the book myself. I then did research to find out that this was not true and it probably was Jefferson Brother. It has been DNA tested and proven that this is not true. Also the dates are not correct on the life of Jefferson father and no bibliography. These authors are trying to discredit our founding fathers! Jefferson was a good man with a high moral character. I went to Washington D.C. to find all these books on the selves at the National Archives. I was so disappointed to see them selling these books in a place that they have the answers to prove that this is false teaching our children and parents to not respect such a generous man, talented,gentleman, inventor, musician,farmer, writer, fundamental to our countries governmental practices and theories, and amazing architecture talent. I would never buy any of " Who is"books again.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    O.K.

    it was ok beacuse it is a history book and for me just picking up a nonfiction book is not a good read,but it is the best book that you can find on thomas jefferson i think!!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2004

    Thomas Jefferson was one of the great writers in the world.

    Thomas Jefferson was A great writer.He wrote some great stories about things that I dont Know.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Highly recommended

    The Who Was series is a great biography series for elementary students. I highly recommend it to one's classroom library.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2013

    Best sample ever

    BEST sample ever

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2013

    This is sssttttttuuuuuppppeeeeeddddd

    I hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaAaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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