Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Nov 19, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 322 pages
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Twilight at Monticello is something entirely new: an unprecedented and engrossing personal look at the intimate Jefferson in his final years that will change the way readers think about this true American icon. It was during these years–from his return to Monticello in 1809 after two terms as president until his death in 1826–that Jefferson’s idealism would be most severely, and heartbreakingly, tested.

Based on new research and documents culled from the Library of Congress, the Virginia Historical Society, and other special collections, including hitherto unexamined letters from family, friends, and Monticello neighbors, Alan Pell Crawford paints an authoritative and deeply moving portrait of Thomas Jefferson as private citizen–the first original depiction of the man in more than a generation.

  

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Review: Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

User Review  - Joanne - Goodreads

In Twilight at Monticello, I was looking for an accessible portrait of Thomas Jefferson the planter, neighbor, and family man. I got exactly that while simultaneously revisiting Jefferson the ... Read full review

Review: Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson

User Review  - David Kopec - Goodreads

Crawford's narrative is balanced, filled with realism, and acutely aware of the controversies and legacies that it engages. Twilight at Monticello is not meant to give an overview of Thomas Jefferson ... Read full review

Contents

PART ONE MORNING AND MIDDAY
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CHAPTER 15
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CHAPTER 38
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Is It the Fourth?
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EPILOGUE
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 165
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CHAPTER 29
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CHAPTER 30
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CHAPTER 32
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ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
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About the author (2008)

Alan Pell Crawford is the author of Unwise Passions: A True Story of a Remarkable Woman–and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America and Thunder on the Right: The “New Right” and the Politics of Resentment. His writings have appeared in American History, The Washington Post, and The New York Times, and he is a regular book reviewer for The Wall Street Journal. Crawford has had a residential fellowship at the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.


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