"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

eBook - 2016 | First edition
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Jefferson was a man so riven with contradictions that he is almost impossible to know. Gordon-Reed and Onuf dispel the many clichés that have accrued over the years, and trace his philosophical development from youth to old age. In doing so, they challenge much of what we have come to accept about Jefferson, and reintroduce us to a man more gifted than most, but complicated in just the ways we all are.
Pulitzer Prize?winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with the country?s leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to present an absorbing and revealing character study that finally clarifies the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. Tracing Jefferson?s development and maturation from his youth to his old age, the authors explore what they call the “empire” of Jefferson s imagination his expansive state of mind born of the intellectual influences and life experiences that led him into public life as a modern avatar of the enlightenment, who often likened himself to an ancient figure?“the most blessed of the patriarchs. "
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 1631490788 electronic bk
9781631490781 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 973.46092 GOR
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxv, 370 pages) : illustrations, maps
Additional Contributors: Onuf, Peter S. - Author


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Jul 16, 2016

Good book for a junior high student, maybe even a sharp 6th grader. Nothing new to see here, just a different version.


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