Thomas Jefferson: A Life

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Harper Collins, Jun 18, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
20 Reviews
The highly praised one-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson that provides illuminating new insights into his public and private life--by the award-winning author of A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin at War with His Son and Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor.
  

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User Review  - Jeremy Perron - Goodreads

Willard Randall's take on the life of Thomas Jefferson is worth reading. The strength of the book comes from his coverage of Jefferson's developmental years. The later part of his life is glossed over ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paula Martino - Goodreads

Should be required reading for all American citizens. Explains in great detail how the US came about. Read full review

Contents

A More Universal Acquaintance
33
An Untiring Spirit of Investigation
89
All Men Are Born Free
119
The Pursuit of Happiness
149
God Gave Us Liberty
169
Let Those Flatter Who Fear
195
An Expression of the American Mind
265
With a Single Eye to Reason
283
A Situation Much More Pleasing
395
My Head and My Heart
427
A Master of My Own Secret
451
The Blessings of SelfGovernment
493
The Empire of Liberty
531
A Fire Bell in the Night
585
Bibliography
641
Index
677

It Is Not in My Power to Do Anything
311

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About the author (1994)

Willard Sterne Randall is the Visiting Professor of Humanities at Champlain College in Vermont and an expert on early U.S. history. He received the Sidney Hillman Prize and the National Magazine Award as an investigative reporter. His book, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin and His Son won the Frank Luther Mott Prize. He lives in Burlington, Vermont with his family.

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