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.
Less of an introduction; there seemed to be two chapters defining the terms of what the authors would present.
Perhaps most disappointing were the amount of tables referenced, much of this information was largely lost on the audio audience.
The reader had a pleasant tone.
The overall information was appreciated, but it took much patience to get that. I started a road trip with this book loaded so I felt compelled to listen, but the early stages had me wanting to slit wrists with impatience. Stop defining terms and get to the facts!
I would not recommend this as an audio book.
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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