Great until the end when he used philosophers to sell a point of view. I enjoy OBJECTIVE history. This book DOES NOT meet that objective. I do not like attempts to manipulate me.
The first 75% of the book was good.
Yes ... it was really good for a while.
Big disappointment near the end. Very SELECTIVE in choice of philosophers as well as points to be considered. I know this is always true but seemed obvious to me that instructor was selling his own viewpoint.
Yes ... and no. Apologetic pro Jefferson book. Whitewashes faults ... skips over major negatives. Unnecessarily denigrates Jefferson opponents. Otherwise interesting.
Not bad ... but apologetic biography. Very critical of Jefferson enemies including Washington while it downplays Jefferson's contributions to negative campaigning and "dirty tricks". He was a great man with big flaws ... this book misses the second part. Most of the negatives are explained away.
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