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This is a very interesting, short book worth the time to read.
This is a very good book for obtaining a deeper understanding of Thomas Jefferson's moral character and personal philosophy.
To repeat, many of Jefferson's views were untenable, but I just don't think Ellis is truly unbiased in his analysis.
Author Joseph J. Ellis is a fantastic writer, conscious of prose, and not afraid to liberally showcase it. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Mad Zack
Joseph Ellis seems bent of disproving the idea that people are tired of reading about dead white men with this monograph on one of our Founding Fathers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by gloine36
I have been a fan of President Jefferson for nigh on to 70 years. Thus I have read many biographies. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Virginia C. Selanik
Ellis combines his typically exhaustive research with insightful analysis in this well-written biography. Read morePublished 2 months ago by R STEVEN ROMNEY
Interesting and a good read . Jefferson was a somewhat unusual character according to this writer. Many of the things were new to me.Published 2 months ago by William M. Franklin
Ellis's 368 page bio of TJ focuses on five major periods in his lifetime with summaries of the intervening gaps. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kenneth C. Mahieu
My journey to meet all forty-four Presidents via reading a biography on each recently lead me to number three. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul
Enjoyed the book very much. Ellis is one of the best writers when it comes to history. Worth the reading.Published 5 months ago by Randy Simoneaux