Ranked in the top quarter of my audio books this year.
I don't recall a variety of voices in this performance, Thomas was the focus.
I came for the knowledge of Jefferson and felt I received a great deal of that here.
Perhaps undeserving of the reverence heretofore granted this founding father.
This book, combined with a recent article in "Smithsonian," has dethroned this former hero of mine. Jefferson is revealed as a duplicitious schemer, rabid partisan and bigot. His performance as president seems lackluster, with his crowning achievement, the Lousiana Purchase, having fallen in his lap.
I would recommend this book with caveats as parts are quite slow going.
Sure, with careful attention to others' comments about the nature of the book.
James Madison is the only one who stood out.
Yes, for a different perspective on the law-making processes of the time.
With all the detailed accounts of the 'ayes' and 'nays' in the law-making process, it is challenging at times to stay engaged.
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