Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Christopher Hitchens
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 0061753971


Thomas Jefferson Brown

Thomas Jefferson Brown

ÊIt had an aristocratic sound; and Thomas Jefferson, with the Brown cut off, was still aristocratic, when you came to count the red corpuscles in him. In some sort of way he was related to two dead Presidents, three dead army officers, a living college professor, and a few common people. He was legitimately born to the purple, but fate had sent him off on a curious ricochet in a game all of its own, and changed him from Thomas Jefferson Brown into just plain Thomas Jefferson without the Brown. He was one of those specimens who, when you meet them, somehow make you feel there are a few lost kings of the earth, as well as lost lambs. He was what we called a "first-sighter"Ñthat is, you liked him the instant you looked at him. You knew without further acquaintance that he was a man whom you could trust with your money, your friendshipÑanything you had. He was big, with a wholesome brown face, blond hair, and gray eyes that seemed always to be laughing and twinkling, even when he was hungry. He carried about with him a load of cheerfulness so big that it was constantly spilling over on other people. There was a time when Thomas Jefferson Brown had little white cards with his name on them. That was when he went to college, and his lungs weren't so good. It was then that some big doctor told him that if he wanted to live to have grandchildren, the best thing for him to do was to "tramp it" for a timeÑlive out of doors, sleep out of doors, do nothing but breathe fresh air and walk. That doctor was Fate, playing his game behind a pair of spectacles and a bumpy forehead. He saved Thomas Jefferson Brown, all right; but he turned him into plain Thomas Jefferson.

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Author : James Oliver Curwood
Publisher : Library of Alexandria
Release : 2015-08-11
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781613105924


Thomas Jefferson S Qur An

Thomas Jefferson S Qur An

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.

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Genre : History
Author : Denise A. Spellberg
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 392 Pages
ISBN : 9780307388391


The Jefferson Lies

The Jefferson Lies

"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"--

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : David Barton
Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 279 Pages
ISBN : 9781595554598


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Joyce Appleby
Publisher : Times Books
Release : 2013-11-05
Total Pages : 208 Pages
ISBN : 9781466856288


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson was one of the most important men in the American Revolution? He was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence. These interesting facts and more can be found in Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Fathers book. Sabas que Thomas Jefferson fue uno de los hombres ms importantes de la Revolucin Americana? Fue el principal redactor de la Declaracin de la Independencia. Podrs encontrar estos y muchos otros datos interesantes en Thomas Jefferson, uno de los libros de Padres Fundadores.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Ruth Daly
Publisher : Av2 Spanish and English eBooks
Release : 2015-07-15
Total Pages : 24 Pages
ISBN : 1489628029


Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Jon Meacham
Publisher : Random House Incorporated
Release : 2013
Total Pages : 759 Pages
ISBN : 9780812979480


Thomas Jefferson S Garden Book 1766 1824

Thomas Jefferson S Garden Book 1766 1824

Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book is a compilation of Jefferson's own horticultural diary, along with many of his letters, drawings, and memoranda relating to his beloved gardens at Monticello and Poplar Forest. Compiled and annotated by the late Edwin Morris Betts, this classic volume captures the planning and planting, successes and failures of Jefferson's ambitious and experimental gardens.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher : University of Virginia Press
Release : 1999
Total Pages : 704 Pages
ISBN : 1882886119


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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Autobiography Of Thomas Jefferson

Autobiography Of Thomas Jefferson

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.

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Genre : History
Author : Thomas Jefferson
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2017-07-20
Total Pages : 38 Pages
ISBN : 9781387113965