This is a very solid and well researched book.
I was glad to hear that the DNA results confirmed the long-standing oral tradition that Eston Hemings and his descendants are related to Thomas Jefferson.
Gordon-Reed criticizes historians for not believing the oral history that said Thomas Jefferson was the one.
Fascinating subject. I should have checked; I was hoping for a novel instead of a lecture. Many interesting facts that I never learned in history class! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kate M. Londagin
If you are a fair-minded person of reasonable intelligence seeking new evidence or insights into a Jefferson-Hemings relationship, you won't find it in this book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Liberty76
The book was long and hard read,but at the end it show that he was not a bad person or was he a good person he was human.. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Tina
An immaculately researched view into an American family. Superbly written ...a comprehensive study of one of history's most fascinating relationships!Published 6 months ago by Margot Sainsbury-mills
If I knew little about either history or science, Gordon-Reed would probably convince me. Her writing is authoritative, so ponderous it must be true, and like anyone who wants to... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Maria Beadnell
Clearly written from a racial viewpoint. I was not expecting comments such as "I thought...." Not up to journalistic standards.Published 7 months ago by Pat