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Flight from Monticello : Thomas Jefferson at war

Author: Michael Kranish
Publisher: Oxford, England ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kranish describes Jefferson's many stumbles as he struggled to respond to the British invasion of colonial Virginia, and along the way, the author paints an intimate portrait of Jefferson, illuminating his quiet conversations, his family turmoil, his private hours at Monticello, and the lessons he learned during those dark hours as Virginia's governor that would serve him all his life.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
History
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson; Patrick Henry; Patrick Henry; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Kranish
ISBN: 9780195374629 0195374622 9780199837328 0199837325
OCLC Number: 320524730
Description: xii, 388 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Williamsburg --
Revolution --
Invasion --
Flight from Monticello.
Responsibility: Michael Kranish.

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Kranish describes Jefferson's many stumbles as he struggled to respond to the British invasion of colonial Virginia, and along the way, the author paints an intimate portrait of Jefferson, illuminating his quiet conversations, his family turmoil, his private hours at Monticello, and the lessons he learned during those dark hours as Virginia's governor that would serve him all his life.

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