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The Garden and Farm Books of Thomas Jefferson Hardcover


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 540 pages
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing; 1ST edition (September 1, 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1555910130
  • ISBN-13: 978-1555910136
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.6 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #332,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Robert C. Baron, the founder and chairman of Fulcrum Publishing, is a historian, scientist, and the author of or contributor to 25 books, including Pioneers and Plodders: The American Entrepreneurial Spirit.

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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Carla A Sotelo on October 16, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Forget About Other Organic Gardening Books! This collection of books and writings by Thomas Jefferson includes decades of his farm records and gardening notes from back when they didn't even have chemical fertilizers, herbiscides, and insecticides yet. He experimented with a huge variety of fruits, vegetables, and fiber plants (including hemp) that he imported from all over the world. He also kept complete ledgers of his slaves, chronicling their births and deaths. He kept records of their production and consumption of linen, wool, blankets, clothing, etcetera. This book is a gold mine of history, gardening tips, livestock records, diary tidbits, photos, diagrams and more.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Therese Yeaton on March 26, 2002
Format: Hardcover
If there were a ten star rating, I would give it to this book! If only all of our Presidents were so committed to the values of home and garden.
This is a wonderful book, both for Jefferson fans and gardeners. Since I'm both, it is doubly wonderful. You can read Jefferson's records of what he planted when, his observations about all sorts of garden topics, his letters to friends and family about gardening, and see the voluminous records he kept about all things horticultural.
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If you like simple list of what was going on at Jefferson's estates then you'll like this one. It is interesting to wonder how detailed Jefferson was.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nacho Mamma on August 14, 2012
Format: Hardcover
If you want to read page after page (too many to count) of how many blankets this slave got and how much food that slave got, it's a great read and you can buy my copy. If you're looking for something a little more informational on the how the gardens were grown at Monticello try another book like Jefferson's Garden by Loewer which is actually readable.
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