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American sphinx : the character of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Joseph J Ellis
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [1997] ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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In this volume, the author sifts the facts from legends and rumors, treading a path between vilification and hero worship in order to formulate a plausible portrait of the man who still today "hover(s) over the political scene like one of those dirigibles cruising above a crowded football stadium, flashing words of inspiration to both teams."
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Ellis, Joseph J.
American sphinx.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1997
(OCoLC)605565150
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph J Ellis
ISBN: 0679444904 9780679444909
OCLC Number: 34934008
Awards: National Book Award for Nonficiton, 1997.
Description: xiv, 365 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Jeffersonian surge : America, 1992-93 --
Philadelphia : 1775-76 --
Paris : 1784-89 --
Monticello : 1794-97 --
Washington, D.C. : 1801-04 --
Monticello : 1816-26 --
The future of an illusion.
Responsibility: Joseph J. Ellis.
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In this volume, the author sifts the facts from legends and rumors, treading a path between vilification and hero worship in order to formulate a plausible portrait of the man who still today "hover(s) over the political scene like one of those dirigibles cruising above a crowded football stadium, flashing words of inspiration to both teams."

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