Jefferson In His Own Time : A Biographical Chronicle of His Life, Drawn from Recollections, Interviews, and Memoirs by Family, Friends, and Associates (Paperback)

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Publisher Univ of Iowa Pr
Mfg Part# 9781609381202
SKU 230549821
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1609381203
Release Date 9/1/2012
Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 6.25L x 0.75T
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Editors Note In this volume, Kevin J. Hayes collects thirty accounts of Thomas Jefferson written by his granddaughters, visiting dignitaries, fellow politicians, and others who knew him as a family man, public servant, intellectual, and institution builder. The letters and reminiscences of those who knew Jefferson personally reveal him to be a warm, funny man, quite unlike the solemn statesman so often limned in biographies. To friends and enemies alike he was the model of a republican gentleman, profoundly knowledgeable in philosophy and natural history, able to converse in several languages, and capable of great wit but contemptuous of ceremony and fancy dress. Through these excerpts, we can see the nation's third president as his family knew him?a loving husband, father, and grandfather?and as his peers did, as a tireless public servant with a fondness for tall tales. 
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