Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

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W.W. Norton & Company, 1974 - Biography & Autobiography - 594 pages
Here for the first time we meet Jefferson as a man of feeling and passion. With a novelist's skill and meticulous scholarship, Fawn M. Brodie shows Jefferson as he wrestled with issues of revolution, religion, power, race, and love-ambivalences that exerted a subtle but powerful influence on his political writing and his decision making. The portrait that results adds a whole new depth to those of the past.

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I love the book "Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History" by Fawn Brodie (1974) for its hard hitting facts. Brodie certainly does have it in for that old man Jefferson when she writes about the intense ... Read full review

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When this scholarly book first appeared there were many who would not accept the relationship between Jefferson and Sally Hemings. Now DNA evidence appears to prove the truth of Brody's assertions. An interesting read and squarely in the forefront of women's studies. Read full review

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About the author (1974)

Fawn M. Brodie was professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of several noted biographies, including Thomas Jefferson and The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton

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