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Many, in retrospect, carried their warts and blemishes with a sense of pride, if not prominence.
This biography of Jefferson is by Joyce Appleby, one of the most renowned and respected of contemporary historians of the American Revolution and the early republic.
First, there was very little insight on his life prior to becoming president and did not examine the details of his presidency.
love the american president series books and will order more in the future it was also received in a timely fashionPublished 3 months ago by randy scheuermann
Excellent information. Good insights into political challenges faced by Jefferson at a crucial time in our history. Relevant to current.Published 9 months ago by Ken Bruner
I read all the Biographies of the Presidents by way of the Presidential series. If you are going to do it, read John Hancock first because he was the first Continental Congress... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Frank Anderson
History professor Joyce Appleby writes an excellent history book, so I give it four stars, the most I give any book on history. Read morePublished 13 months ago by David Carlyle
Do you want to know how you can tell when you are reading bad chroniclers of American history? They apply the standards of the times in which they live to the times and people of... Read morePublished 15 months ago by crafty lefthander
This is an excellent short biography on Jefferson. While Jefferson has always been revered as one of the top presidents of all time, interest in his ideas has been on the rise... Read morePublished on December 17, 2011 by Amazon Customer
Professor Appleby has provided a generally thoughtful overview of the life, thought, and public service of our third president. Read morePublished on February 28, 2010 by William J. Shepherd
After reading Charles Calhoun's "Benjamin Harrison" I decided to purchase other volumes in this series. I was very disappointed in this volume. Read morePublished on January 28, 2010 by P. Fowle
Rule by the aristocrats or rule by the common man (except blacks and Indians)charaterized the Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. Read morePublished on August 13, 2009 by Kevin M Quigg