Friday, September 19, 2014

The One Volume Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson and the Art of Power is a well-written, engaging biography of a man who not only helped create our country, but also had a host of talents, skills, areas of expertise that moved far beyond the statecraft.

The book is not afraid to be a critique of Jefferson, even as it is a cheerleader at times.  Jefferson was had many contradictions (as well all do) that his were larger simply speaks to the greater role he played in his times.

For someone who wants to understand Jefferson without getting into many volume tomes on the details of his long life and career, this book is a fine middle of the road treatment.

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