Thomas Jefferson

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  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN : 9780061753978
  • Rating : 4/5 from 4 reviews
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Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Christopher Hitchens
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 13 October 2009
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In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father. Situating Jefferson within the context of America's evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years, Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an

Thomas Jefferson s Qur an
  • Author : Denise A. Spellberg
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 01 October 2013
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In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of his lifelong interest in Islam, and he would go on to acquire numerous books on Middle Eastern languages, history, and travel, taking extensive notes on Islam as it

Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power

Thomas Jefferson  The Art of Power
  • Author : Jon Meacham
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 13 November 2012
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Thomas Jefferson,Maureen Harrison,Steve Gilbert
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 19 June 1993
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A selection of the lifetime writings of President Thomas Jefferson, looks back on his life and times, not in the words of others, but in his own.

The Adams Jefferson Letters

The Adams Jefferson Letters
  • Author : Lester J. Cappon
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release : 01 December 2012
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An intellectual dialogue of the highest plane achieved in America, the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson spanned half a century and embraced government, philosophy, religion, quotidiana, and family griefs and joys. First meeting as delegates to the Continental Congress in 1775, they initiated correspondence in 1777, negotiated jointly as ministers in Europe in the 1780s, and served the early Republic--each, ultimately, in its highest office. At Jefferson's defeat of Adams for the presidency in 1800, they became estranged, and the correspondence

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Richard B. Bernstein
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 06 May 2004
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Discusses the private life and public career of the fifth president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson
  • Author : Joyce Appleby
  • Publisher : Times Books
  • Release : 05 November 2013
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An illuminating analysis of the man whose name is synonymous with American democracy Few presidents have embodied the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. He was the originator of so many of the founding principles of American democracy. Politically, he shuffled off the centralized authority of the Federalists, working toward a more diffuse and minimalist leadership. He introduced the bills separating church and state and mandating free public education. He departed from the strict etiquette of his European counterparts,