Thomas Jefferson: A Life

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Harper Collins, Jun 18, 1994 - Biography & Autobiography - 736 pages
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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  - ursula - LibraryThing

One interesting thing about this book is that you go quite far (about 80%) before you get to Jefferson's presidency. That's kind of strange, although perhaps that choice was made because his time as a ... Read full review

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User Review  - dannywon - LibraryThing

What a monumental personality. Like Franklin, very much a renaiissance man with his scientific, political, artistic pursuits. A highly evolved intellect contained in a non-confrontational package ... Read full review

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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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