Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty -

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Little, Brown, Jan 30, 1962 - Biography & Autobiography - 545 pages
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The third volume in Dumas Malone's distinguished study of Thomas Jefferson and his time deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson's life. It includes the story of the final and most crucial phase of his secretaryship of state; his retirement to Monticello; his assuption of the leadership of the opposition party; and the crisis during the half-war with France when the existence of political opposition was threatened and the freedom of individuals imperiled.

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads “Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty” is the third of six volumes in Dumas Malone's epic biography on Thomas Jefferson. Malone spent over one-third of his life ... Read full review

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This is the third volume of Dumas Malone's Thomas Jefferson biography, covering the years form 17192 - 1801. As George Washington's Secretary of State, Jefferson was responsible for drafting the young ... Read full review

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At the time of his death late in 1986, Dumas Malone was acknowledged as the greatest scholar ever to study and write a biography of Thomas Jefferson. Born in Mississippi, educated at Emory and Yale, and a Marine Corps veteran of World War I, Malone was editor-in-chief of the scholarly"Dictionary of American Biography" and wrote a 15,000-word life of Jefferson as part of his editorial duties. From that first scholarly interest, Malone went on to write (between 1948 and 1981) a six-volume work, "Jefferson and His Time", that will long stand as the definitive biography of our third president.

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