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Thomas Jefferson : an intimate history

Author: Fawn McKay Brodie
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A seminal biography of Thomas Jefferson and an exploration of his relationship with Sally Hemings. With a novelist's skill and a scholar's meticulous detail, Fawn M. Brodie portrays Thomas Jefferson as he wrestled with great issues of his time: revolution, religion, power, race, and love - ambivalences that exerted a subtle but powerful influence on his political ideas and his presidency. Brodie's biography was the  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Sally Hemings; Sally Hemings; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fawn McKay Brodie
ISBN: 9780393338331 0393338339
OCLC Number: 449866281
Notes: Originally published: 1974.
Description: xxvi, 594 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The semi-transparent shadows --
The parents --
A sense of family --
A capacity for involvement --
A problem with the forbidden --
Martha Jefferson --
The revolutionary --
Jefferson and independence; the domestic problem --
The flight from power --
Jefferson and the war --
Jefferson writes a book --
The two Marthas --
The return to politics --
Restlessness and torment --
My head and my heart --
The second interlude --
Sally Hemings --
The revolutionary goes home --
The satellite sons --
Disillusionment in Eden --
Triangles at Monticello --
Candidate contre coeur --
Callender --
Jason --
Betrayal --
Jefferson under attack --
Death, hatred, and the use of silence --
Jefferson and Burr --
A genius for peace --
Like a patriarch of old --
Writer of letters --
The Monticello tragedy --
Reminiscences of Madison Hemings --
Reminiscences of Israel Jefferson --
"My head and my heart" --
The family denial.
Responsibility: Fawn M. Brodie ; introduction by Annette Gordon-Reed.

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A powerful and touching portrait. . . . Brodie has humanized Jefferson without in the least diminishing him. --Wallace Stegner, author of Beyond the Hundredth Meridian"

 
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