Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author by: Christopher Hitchens
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 208
ISBN: 0061753971
Language: un
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In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation elided the issue in the Declaration and continued to own human property. An eloquent writer, he was an awkward public speaker; a reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy. Jefferson's statesmanship enabled him to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and he authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier for exploration and settlement. Hitchens also analyzes Jefferson's handling of the Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, when his attempt to end the kidnapping and bribery of Americans by the Barbary states, and the subsequent war with Tripoli, led to the building of the U.S. navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background of this sophisticated analysis is a large historical drama: the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution. This artful portrait of a formative figure and a turbulent era poses a challenge to anyone interested in American history -- or in the ambiguities of human nature.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author by: R. B. Bernstein
Release: 2005-09-15
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 253
ISBN: 9780195181302
Language: en
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A short biography of Thomas Jefferson covers such topics as his life as a Virginia gentleman, his passionate belief in democracy, his defense of slavery, his relationship with Sally Hemings, and his contributions to America as a writer, inventor, and party leader.

American Sphinx

American Sphinx
Author by: Joseph J. Ellis
Release: 1998-11-19
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780375727467
Language: en
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Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the inconsistencies in his nature. American Sphinx is a marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author by: Jon Meacham
Release: 2013
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Pages: 759
ISBN: 9780812979480
Language: en
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Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.

The Jefferson Lies

The Jefferson Lies
Author by: David Barton,Glenn Beck
Release: 2012
Editor: Thomas Nelson Inc
Pages: 279
ISBN: 9781595554598
Language: en
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"Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth. Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have children by his slave, Sally Hemings? Jefferson and Jesus: Did he really abandon the faith of his family? Jefferson and the Bible: Did he really want to rewrite the Scripture? Jefferson and the church: Did he really advocate separation? Jefferson and slaves: What is the truth about his slaveholding and his statements that all are created equal? Jefferson and education: Did Jefferson really found the first secular, irreligious university? All of these questions deserve the cleansing light of truth. Barton has gone through the historical records, combed the original documents and letters, and examined the recent evidence, and his findings will upset the establishment. Barton shows the true man, the real Thomas Jefferson. Most readers will have the joy and surpriseof meeting him for the very first time"--

The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible
Author by: Thomas Jefferson,Wyatt North
Release: 2014-01-05
Editor: Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Pages: 160
ISBN:
Language: en
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The Jefferson Bible, or The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth as it is formally titled, was a book constructed by Thomas Jefferson in the latter years of his life by cutting and pasting numerous sections from various Bibles as extractions of the doctrine of Jesus. Jefferson's composition excluded sections of the New Testament containing supernatural aspects as well as perceived misinterpretations he believed had been added by the Four Evangelists. In 1895, the Smithsonian Institution under the leadership of librarian Cyrus Adler purchased the original Jefferson Bible from Jefferson's great-granddaughter Carolina Randolph for $400. A conservation effort commencing in 2009, in partnership with the museum's Political History department, allowed for a public unveiling in an exhibit open from November 11, 2011, through May 28, 2012, at the National Museum of American History.

The Adams Jefferson Letters

The Adams Jefferson Letters
Author by: Lester J. Cappon
Release: 2012-12-01
Editor: UNC Press Books
Pages: 690
ISBN: 9780807838921
Language: un
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An intellectual dialogue of the highest plane achieved in America, the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, quotidiana, and family griefs and joys. First meeting as delegates to the Continental Congress in 1775, they initiated correspondence in 1777, negotiated jointly as ministers in Europe in the 1780s, and served the early Republic--each, ultimately, in its highest office. At Jefferson's defeat of Adams for the presidency in 1800, they became estranged, and the correspondence lapses from 1801 to 1812, then is renewed until the death of both in 1826, fifty years to the day after the Declaration of Independence. Lester J. Cappon's edition, first published in 1959 in two volumes, provides the complete correspondence between these two men and includes the correspondence between Abigail Adams and Jefferson. Many of these letters have been published in no other modern edition, nor does any other edition devote itself exclusively to the exchange between Jefferson and the Adamses. Introduction, headnotes, and footnotes inform the reader without interrupting the speakers. This reissue of The Adams-Jefferson Letters in a one-volume unabridged edition brings to a broader audience one of the monuments of American scholarship and, to quote C. Vann Woodward, 'a major treasure of national literature.'

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson

Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
Author by: Thomas Jefferson
Release: 2017-07-20
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 38
ISBN: 9781387113965
Language: en
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This short but richly detailed memoir by Thomas Jefferson offers a rare autobiographical glimpse into the fascinating mind of this Founding Father during the tumultuous events of his remarkable public career. In addition to being America's third President, Jefferson was Minister to France during the early stages of the French Revolution, wartime Governor of Virginia, Washington's Secretary of State and Vice President during the John Adams administration. This new edition of the Autobiography includes an essay on Jefferson by historian Elbert Hubbard.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author by: Jon Meacham
Release: 2012
Editor: Random House Incorporated
Pages: 759
ISBN: 9781400067664
Language: un
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Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation

Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation
Author by: Merrill D. Peterson
Release: 1986-09-11
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 0199840520
Language: en
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The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in shaping America, he simultaneously tells the story of nation coming into being.

Tom Jefferson

Tom Jefferson
Author by: Helen Albee Monsell,Ken Wagner
Release: 1989-10-30
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780689713477
Language: un
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Focuses on the childhood of America's third president.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author by: Maira Kalman
Release: 2014-01-07
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 40
ISBN: 9780698150607
Language: en
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Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president. Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but there’s so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world. Our first foodie, he grew over fifteen kinds of peas and advocated a mostly vegetarian diet. And oh yes, as our third president, he doubled the size of the United States and sent Lewis and Clark to explore it. He also started the Library of Congress and said, “I cannot live without books.” But monumental figures can have monumental flaws, and Jefferson was no exception. Although he called slavery an “abomination,” he owned about 150 slaves. As she did in Looking at Lincoln, Maira Kalman shares a president’s remarkable, complicated life with young readers, making history come alive with her captivating text and stunning illustrations.

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation

Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation
Author by: Peggy Thomas
Release: 2015
Editor: Calkins Creek
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9781620916285
Language: un
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Examines the life and career of Thomas Jefferson, who in addition to his accomplishments as a politician and president was also talented in the field of agriculture.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author by: Jacqueline Ching
Release: 2009
Editor: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 128
ISBN: 0756645069
Language: un
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Highlights the life and accomplishments of the author of the Declaration of Independence, who later became the third president of the United States.

A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson

A Picture Book of Thomas Jefferson
Author by: David A. Adler
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: Lerner Publishing Group
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781430130475
Language: en
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A package with simple language and detailed drawings conveys information about the life and accomplishments of Thomas Jefferson.

Thomas Jefferson s Feast

Thomas Jefferson s Feast
Author by: Frank Murphy,Richard Walz
Release: 2003
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 48
ISBN: 0375822895
Language: un
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Tells of Thomas Jefferson's trip to France in 1784, and all the exotic foods he learned about and then introduced to America, including ice cream, macaroni and cheese, and tomatoes. Simultaneous.

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an
Author by: Denise A. Spellberg
Release: 2013
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780307388391
Language: un
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Reveals the influence of Islam in the birth of American religious freedom, describing how Jefferson studied the Qur'an because he believed that Islam's Enlightenment ideals could inform the fledgling country's practical governance.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
Author by: Joyce Appleby
Release: 2013-11-05
Editor: Times Books
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781466856288
Language: un
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An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership. He introduced the bills separating church and state and mandating free public education. He departed from the strict etiquette of his European counterparts, appearing at state dinners in casual attire and dispensing with hierarchical seating arrangements. Jefferson initiated the Lewis and Clark expedition and seized on the crucial moment when Napoleon decided to sell the Louisiana Territory, thus extending the national development. In this compelling examination, distinguished historian Joyce Appleby captures all of the richness of Jefferson's character and accomplishments.

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson Volume 1

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson  Volume 1
Author by: Thomas Jefferson
Release: 1950-05-21
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 760
ISBN: 9780691045337
Language: un
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"The Papers of Thomas Jefferson is a projected 60-volume series containing not only the 18,000 letters written by Jefferson but also, in full or in summary, the more than 25,000 letters written to him. Including documents of historical significance as well as private notes not closely examined until their publication in the Papers, this series is an unmatched source of scholarship on the nation's third president"--Publisher's description.

Notes on the State of Virginia

Notes on the State of Virginia
Author by: Thomas Jefferson
Release: 1999
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 330
ISBN: 0140436677
Language: un
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A request in 1780 by the French legation to the United States to learn more about the newly formed thirteen states of America stimulated in Jefferson, as he later described it, a "mysterious obligation for making me much better acquainted with my own country than I ever was before." Written during his first term as governor of Virginia, Notes on the State of Virginia is at once a scientific discourse, an attempt to define America, and an examination of the idea of freedom. With the same genius and clear, flexible prose style that informs the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson chronicles Virginia's natural, social, and political history. In his introduction to this annotated edition, which discusses the work's origins and composition, Frank Shuffelton focuses particularly on Jefferson's response to contemporary scientific writings on "New World degeneracy, " his differing treatment of blacks and Native Americans, and his influential role in creating a mythicized American self-image.