"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

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Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with the countrys leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to present an absorbing and revealing character study that finally clarifies the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson. Tracing Jeffersons development and maturation from his youth to his old age, the authors explore what they call the zempirey of Jeffersons imaginationhis 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 figurezthe most blessed of the patriarchs."
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.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, c[2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780871404428
0871404427
Branch Call Number: 973.46092 GORDON-REED
Characteristics: xxv, 370 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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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