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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (October 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1172465398
  • ISBN-13: 978-1172465392
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.4 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,059,750 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is not a comprehensive or exhaustive biography of Thomas Jefferson. However, if you would like to learn more about our 3rd President , I would highly recommend this book. The author does a very good job of integrating the major events in Mr. Jefferson's life against the backdrop of the colonial culture. I particularly the author's frank portrayal which served to dispel some of the myths surrounding the memory of President Jefferson.
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I think the best that can be said is that this book was short. But it tended to gloss over a lot and skip some rather important events that occurred during Jefferson's lifetime that he was most certainly involved in such as sending the Marines and Navy to Libya and the literary war between Adams and he that McCullough covered well in his book, "John Adams." I got the impression of a strong bias on Merwin's part for Jefferson and there were some good perspectives on the differences between the two parties at that time: The Federalists and the Democrat-Republicans.
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This was a very interesting book. It was mostly about politics and the presidents who were still trying to get away from England. So 3/4 of the book was about politics. Thomas Jefferson was a very self disciplined person. He had numerous guests there all the time relatives, families, and friends would come and stay weeks and months at a time. Jefferson always got up at dawn and would write letters and do paper work until noon, he would eat lunch and go horse riding for exercise for two hours regardless who was there or how many people was there. He kept the same routine even after he retired. He would also advise Madison and Monroe when they were president when needed on political matters. He was a quiet man and seemed to handle everything in an orderly manner. When he received letter he always answered them. When he died at the age of 62, he had 26,000 letters that had not been opened yet. He died on July 4th, the same day John Adams died July 4th.
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This was a very informative book. Lots of information that's not in our history books. The one thing I found most interesting was that the Constitution on The United States had been modified by the early congress before being excepted. I had a hard time with this book because the Author would change time lines. One moment your reading about Thomas Jefferson in 1800 then it goes back to 1790. I would recommend this to any one who would like to find out more information about our founding fathers.
One thing that surprised me was that Mr. Jefferson sent troops to help out George Washington against the British. Also that Mr. Jefferson did not want to separate from the Crown. As he grew in age, he no longer wanted to leave his beloved home that he had built.
In the book it only mentioned this once, however Thomas Jefferson had promised "When I first entered on stage of public life I came to a resolution never to engage, while in public office, in any kind of enterprise for the improvement of my fortune, nor to wear any other character than that of a farmer. I have never departed from it in a single instance;"
In multiple bills Thomas Jefferson tried to abolish slavery, Timing was not right for the people of early America to accept this.
After reading this I would like to see the home that Thomas Jefferson built in Monticello for myself. It is still there today owned by his descendants.
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This biography was at best brief and fast paced so it's good if your unfamiliar with Jefferson band looking for some basic information on the course of his life. It brings up some good points about bis political views but still attempts to glorify him without introducing many of his flaws, other than his fragile personality. It also doesn't really touch the issues of slavery in his life or the Sally Hemmings aff
air. But nonetheless it highlights some of his best achievements and shares why he was an important figure in American history.
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America is very fortunate to have had a leader like Thomas Jefferson whose only criteria of decision was: Is the decision good for the nation and is the candidate having high integrity. I picked up the book on July 4th with intention to learn how the very original Republican was different from the Republicans, especially the Tea Party, today. I certainly was not disappointed. John Adams, a Federalist, actually picked Jefferson because he was the right person. Being an advocate of state power, Jefferson made so many decision to strengthen the central government. We don't see too many today's Democrats endorsing Republican ideas or vise verse. The only thing matters today is what is good for our own ideology, but not necessarily for the nation. How has the world changed! It is a good book to awake all today's politicians.
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Overall decent book as far as Thomas Jefferson book as are.It is cool to bye several of these kinds of books and see how the lives of different important members of our countries' history intermingled to create something remarkable and invented the common conc of know as the American Way.Hmm maybe I got off on a bit of a tangent there...Uhh Graet Book!!
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I started reading Jon Meacham's book, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, and when I had to return it to the library, I found this book on-line.
I was surprised how closely his book followed this one, at least towards the end of the book.
I love reading on my Kindle, and you can't beat FREE.
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