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It may not be the easiest read for some, but I highly recommend it.
Additionally, Ellis spends far too much time discussing what Jefferson has meant to American history and what Jefferson would think of this or that modern development.
I found this book to be both very well written and also very interesting.
Great book on the complex character of one of our greatest Presidents. He was not afraid to put religion in its proper perspective.Published 9 days ago by Gerald
Anyone who takes on the biography of Thomas Jefferson needs to be well read on all the communications that Jefferson had with the founders and acquaintances of the period. Read morePublished 1 month ago by richard e whitelock
The essence of Thomas Jefferson is completely conveyed in this book. The complexities of the man are completely conveyed and illustrated through Jefferson's life.Published 2 months ago by Lloyd
For the Third time my History professor has forced my to take the giant literary manhood of Joseph Ellis on my knees.Published 3 months ago by John Q. Adams
This biography is not about Jefferson's life than it is about his mind: how he thought and what he thought about. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Leib
Great biography of Jefferson. I enjoyed the usual "birth do death" linear biography style was exchanged for a more non linear back and forth story telling of Jefferson's... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kevin Keyser
Found the first few chapters hard to get into. Still haven't picked it up again yet.Published 4 months ago by snowygray
Joseph Ellis is a scholar and can be a little tough to read. However, the book is good, but I wish he wrote more like David McCullough!Published 5 months ago by Denise M. Martin
Wonderful insights and analysis of one of the most enduring figures in American history. The book gets slow and tedious at times, but it's last third are terrific. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Efox