Thomas Jefferson - American Profiles (Hardback)
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Thomas Jefferson - American Profiles (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 01/05/1994
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Perhaps the most hotly debated character in American history, Jefferson stands as an enigma representing different and often contradictory ideas. This concise biography answers many of the contradictions of Jefferson's fruitful life. Specifically, it finds continuity in his evolving philosophy of political economy. Because Jefferson was not a man intellectually tied to a single ideology, he was able to embrace competing 'persuasions' that seem to us incompatible today. Indeed, Jefferson's rhetoric was more a matter of time and circumstance than an element of absolute belief. The Jefferson that emerges is not only a facile thinker but also a consummate politician.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780945612384
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


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Jefferson admirers will be delighted to add this work to their collections, for Norman Risjord has adroitly summarized Thomas Jefferson's extraordinary life and career. . . . [An] excellently told narrative. . . . Few biographies read as well as this one. . . . The result is a charmingly told story that leaves the reader with the feeling of having personally visited with the 'Man of Monticello.' * Journal of Southern History *
A fine introduction to the intellectual and political life of a man who continues to captivate scholars, students, and general readers alike. * North Carolina Historical Review *
Easily the best one-volume biography of the whole Thomas Jefferson-lucid and balanced-a joy to read. -- Joyce Appleby, author of Capitalism and a New Social Order: The Republican Vision of the 1790s

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