Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation: A Biography

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Oxford University Press, Sep 11, 1986 - History - 1104 pages
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The definitive life of Jefferson in one volume, this biography relates Jefferson's private life and thought to his prominent public position and reveals the rich complexity of his development. As Peterson explores the dominant themes guiding Jefferson's career--democracy, nationality, and enlightenment--and Jefferson's powerful role in shaping America, he simultaneously tells the story of nation coming into being.
 

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Really nice one-volume bio and I have read many. Read full review

Contents

Prologue to Fame
3
Philosopher of Revolution
32
Virginia Reformer
97
War Governor
166
Withdrawal and Return Congressman
241
Minister to France
297
Secretary of State
390
Withdrawal and Return Vice President
518
President First Administration
652
President Second Administration
801
Sage of Monticello
922
Select Bibliography
1011
Index
1049
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