From the Inside Flap
"Jerry Knudson has put his heart and soul into this important work about the time of Jefferson viewed through the press. Not only does he dwell upon our great president and the friendly, and frequently virulent, little journals of the early 1800s, but he has given us the political story of the election controversies, the Louisiana Purchase, Hamilton and Burr, and the drifting into war with England. Jefferson has long been Knudsons passion, and that passion may be found on every page of this remarkable book."Calder M. Pickett, Clyde Reed Emeritus Professor of Journalism, University of Kansas
About the Author
Jerry W. Knudson, professor emeritus of journalism at Temple University, is a former journalist who has specialized in the history of the press in both North America and Latin America. He earned a Ph.D. in history at the University of Virginia, where he was one of the first Jefferson Fellows, and received a Freedom Forum Award from the Gannett Foundation for his long-term coverage of the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile.