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Thomas Jefferson : Author of America
by Christopher Hitchens


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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--a man conflicted by power who wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as ambassador to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature.  Read more...


 
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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--a man conflicted by power who wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as ambassador to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. A masterly writer, Jefferson was an awkward public speaker. A professed proponent of emancipation, he elided the issue of slavery from the Declaration of Independence and continued to own human property. A reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy. With intelligence, insight, eloquence, and wit, Hitchens gives us an artful portrait of a complex, formative figure and his turbulent era.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060837068
  • ISBN-10: 0060837063
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: May 2009
  • Page Count: 188
  • Dimensions: 7.88 x 5.5 x 0.51 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds

Series: Eminent Lives

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Presidents & Heads of State
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Historical

 
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