Thomas Jefferson 2

Friends Divided

Friends Divided

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more different in temperament. Jefferson, the optimist with enough faith in the innate goodness of his fellow man to be democracy's champion, was an aristocratic Southern slaveowner, while Adams, the overachiever from New England's rising middling classes, painfully aware he was no aristocrat, was a skeptic about popular rule and a defender of a more elitist view of government. They worked closely in the crucible of revolution, crafting the Declaration of Independence and leading, with Franklin, the diplomatic effort that brought France into the fight. But ultimately, their profound differences would lead to a fundamental crisis, in their friendship and in the nation writ large, as they became the figureheads of two entirely new forces, the first American political parties. It was a bitter breach, lasting through the presidential administrations of both men, and beyond. But late in life, something remarkable happened: these two men were nudged into reconciliation. What started as a grudging trickle of correspondence became a great flood, and a friendship was rekindled, over the course of hundreds of letters. In their final years they were the last surviving founding fathers and cherished their role in this mighty young republic as it approached the half century mark in 1826. At last, on the afternoon of July 4th, 50 years to the day after the signing of the Declaration, Adams let out a sigh and said, "At least Jefferson still lives." He died soon thereafter. In fact, a few hours earlier on that same day, far to the south in his home in Monticello, Jefferson died as well. Arguably no relationship in this country's history carries as much freight as that of John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia. Gordon Wood has more than done justice to these entwined lives and their meaning; he has written a magnificent new addition to America's collective story.

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Genre : History
Author : Gordon S. Wood
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2017-10-24
Total Pages : 512 Pages
ISBN : 9780735224728


The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2

The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2

"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 description.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 1950-11-21
Total Pages : 696 Pages
ISBN : 9780691045344


The Works Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2

The Works Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2

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Author : Jefferson. Thomas
Publisher : Best Books on
Release : 1904-01-01
Total Pages : 425 Pages
ISBN : 9781623764517


The Writings Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2

The Writings Of Thomas Jefferson Volume 2

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work.This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher : Arkose Press
Release : 2015-11-07
Total Pages : 564 Pages
ISBN : 1346230005


Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson

Memoir Correspondence And Miscellanies From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Томас Джефферсон
Publisher : Litres
Release : 2018-07-22
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9785041240929


The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 2

The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series Volume 2

The definitive edition of Thomas Jefferson's papers from the end of his presidency until his death continues with Volume Two, which covers the period from 16 November 1809 to 11 August 1810. Both incoming and outgoing letters are included, totaling 518 documents printed in full. General themes include Jefferson's financial troubles, which eventually led him to loan himself a large sum of money he was managing for Tadeusz Kosciuszko; his preparations to face a lawsuit stemming from his decision as president to remove Edward Livingston from a valuable property in New Orleans; other legal complications involving his landholdings and the settlement of estates he had inherited long before; his plans to breed merino sheep and share them gratis with his fellow Virginians; and his ongoing interest in the Republican party's success. Highlights include a long list of books on agriculture that Jefferson probably compiled to guide the Library of Congress in its purchases; descriptions of inventions by Robert Fulton and more obscure figures such as the New Orleans engineer Godefroi Du Jareau; Jefferson's draft letter criticizing the Quakers as unpatriotic, much of which he later deleted; the letter in which he ordered a set of silver tumblers that have become known as the Jefferson Cups; and an important treatise on taxation by the distinguished French political economist Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, published here for the first time.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2018-06-05
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780691184609


The Writings Of Thomas Jefferson Vol 2 Of 9

The Writings Of Thomas Jefferson Vol 2 Of 9

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Томас Джефферсон
Publisher : Litres
Release : 2018-08-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9785041271480


The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson 2 Mar 1784 To 25 Feb 1785

The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson 2 Mar 1784 To 25 Feb 1785

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Genre : Presidents
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher :
Release : 1950
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : MINN:31951001430710S


Papers Of Thomas Jefferson 2 March 1784 To 25 February 1785

Papers Of Thomas Jefferson 2 March 1784 To 25 February 1785

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Genre : Presidents
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher :
Release : 1953
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39076006476910


The Jefferson Bible

The Jefferson Bible

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.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher : Wyatt North Publishing, LLC
Release : 2014-01-05
Total Pages : 160 Pages
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