By Francis D. Cogliano
A spouse to Thomas Jefferson offers a state of the art overview and assessment of the lifestyles and legacy of Thomas Jefferson via a set of essays grounded within the most up-to-date scholarship.
•Features essays by means of the top students within the box, together with Pulitzer Prize winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Jack Rakove
•Includes a bit that considers Jefferson's legacy
•Explores Jefferson's wide variety of pursuits and services, and covers his public profession, inner most lifestyles, his perspectives on democracy, and his writings
•Written to be available for the non-specialist in addition to Jefferson scholars
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