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The road to Monticello : the life and mind of Thomas Jefferson

Author: Kevin J Hayes
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Provides an invaluable look at Thomas Jefferson's intellectual and literary life, focusing on the books and ideas that exerted the most profound influence on him, including "Aesop's Fables," "Robinson Crusoe," and works by the great writers of classical antiquity.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hayes, Kevin J.
Road to Monticello.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607753278
Online version:
Hayes, Kevin J.
Road to Monticello.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)609306314
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Hayes
ISBN: 9780195307580 0195307585
OCLC Number: 85622754
Description: viii, 738 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: The education of Thomas Jefferson --
Fire! --
A boy and his books --
A correct, classical scholar --
William and Mary --
The Williamsburg circle --
The limits of English law --
A shelf of notebooks --
Becoming a burgess --
Part II: Family and nation --
Domestic life and literary pursuits --
Rude Bard of the north --
A summary view of rights of British America --
The pen and the tomahawk --
The Declaration of Independence --
The book culture of Philadelphia and Williamsburg, contrasted --
Of law and learning --
Lines of communication --
Notes on the state of Virginia --
The narrow house --
An American odyssey --
Part III: Our man in Paris --
Bookman in Paris --
Talking about literature --
London town --
Summer of '86 --
An inquisitive journey through France and Italy --
A tour through Holland and the Rhine Valley --
Last days in Paris --
Part IV: Servant of the people --
The young idea --
The Anas --
Letters from a Virginia farmer --
The vice president and the printed word --
The first inaugural address --
The wall of separation --
"Life of Captain Lewis" --
The president as patron of literature --
Part V: Monticello --
Return to Monticello --
Letters to an old friend --
The Library of Congress --
The retirement library --
The life and morals of Jesus of Nazareth --
The autobiography --
The University of Virginia from dream to reality --
The life and soul of the university.
Responsibility: Kevin J. Hayes.
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This superb new biography focuses on Jefferson's intellectual and literary life. Hayes follows Jefferson's education from adolescence to adulthood, examines his interests, and gives new  Read more...

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