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  • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power | Jon Meacham

    Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

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    In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power.

    Darwin8u says: "A Man and Biography Relevant to Our Day"
  • Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History | Brian Kilmeade,Don Yaeger

    Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: The Forgotten War That Changed American History

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    When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, America faced a crisis. The new nation was deeply in debt and needed its economy to grow quickly, but its merchant ships were under attack. Pirates from North Africa's Barbary coast routinely captured American sailors and held them as slaves, demanding ransom and tribute payments far beyond what the new country could afford.

    School Nurse Cindy says: "Interesting history - terrible narrator"
  • American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson | Joseph J. Ellis

    American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

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    • By Joseph J. Ellis
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    For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight, even in his retirement. In American Sphinx, Ellis sifts the facts from the legend to find the heart of the man who, at the grass roots, is no longer liberal or conservative, agrarian or industrialist, pro- or anti-slavery, privileged or populist.

    BP says: "New Download - Audio is GREAT!"
  • The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson | Kevin J. Hayes

    The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson

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    Thomas Jefferson was an avid book-collector, a voracious reader, and a gifted writer - a man who prided himself on his knowledge of classical and modern languages and whose marginal annotations include quotations from Euripides, Herodotus, and Milton. And yet there has never been a literary life of our most literary president.

    Joe says: "Amazing Book"
  • The Jefferson Bible | Thomas Jefferson

    The Jefferson Bible

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    • By Thomas Jefferson
    • Narrated By Mel Foster
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    In the early 19th century, Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, conceived the idea of extracting a gospel purified of what he saw as extraneous philosophical, mythological, and theological elements. To do so, he took verses from the four canonical gospels and arranged them into a single narrative, focusing on the actual words of Jesus.

    Wayne says: "Thomas Jefferson's religious beliefs"
  • Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher | Jon Meacham

    Thomas Jefferson: President and Philosopher

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    Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States.

    David says: "Written for young readers, but appealing for all"
  • Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution | Daniel L. Mallock

    Agony and Eloquence: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and a World of Revolution

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    The drama of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson is the foundational story of America - courage, loyalty, hope, fanaticism, greatness, failure, forgiveness, love. Agony and Eloquence is the story of the greatest friendship in American history and the revolutionary times in which it was made, ruined, and finally renewed. In the wake of Washington's retirement, longtime friends Thomas Jefferson and John Adams came to represent the opposing political forces struggling to shape America's future.

  • The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, The First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805 | Richard Zacks

    The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, The First Marines, and the Secret Mission of 1805

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    After Tripoli declared war on the United States in 1801, Barbary pirates captured 300 U.S. sailors and marines. President Jefferson sent navy squadrons to the Mediterranean, but he also authorized a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. He chose an unlikely diplomat, William Eaton, to lead the mission, but before Eaton departed, Jefferson grew wary of the affair and withdrew his support.

    Stewart Kennedy says: "EXCELLENT"
  • Thomas Jefferson  | R. B. Bernstein

    Thomas Jefferson 

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    • By R. B. Bernstein
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    Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia". It is in this simple epitaph that R. B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder - not as a great political figure, but as leader of "a revolution of ideas that would make the world over again". In Thomas Jefferson, Bernstein offers the definitive short biography of this revered American - the first concise life in six decades. Bernstein deftly synthesizes the massive scholarship on his subject into a swift, insightful, evenhanded account.

    Andrew West says: "short and concise"
  • The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation | Thomas Fleming

    The Great Divide: The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation

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    History tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie when there were, in fact, many conflicts between the Founding Fathers - none more important than the one between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Their disagreement centered on the highest, most original public office created by the Constitutional Convention: the presidency. It also involved the nation's foreign policy, the role of merchants and farmers in a republic, and the durability of the union.

    Jean says: "Very Readable"
  • Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson |  The Wisdom Series

    Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

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    Statesman. Diplomat. Politician. Scholar. Inventor. Architect. President. Few men exemplify the Enlightenment ideal more than Thomas Jefferson. In this comprehensive collection of quotations from Thomas Jefferson’s letters, official communications, and other writings, the dynamic personality and insatiable curiosity of this brilliant man jump off the page and draw us into the young country he so greatly influenced.

    brandon dufrene says: "absolutely loved to be inside his mind"
  • Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800 | John Ferling

    Adams vs. Jefferson: The Tumultuous Election of 1800

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    Award-winning author John Ferling is a leading authority on the American Revolution. His entertaining and enlightening histories have greatly improved our understanding of early America and the Founding Fathers. Now Ferling opens a window to the past and explores the contentious presidential election of 1800.

    D. Littman says: "Outstanding work of interpretive history"
  • Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings | Stephen O'Connor

    Thomas Jefferson Dreams of Sally Hemings

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    A bold, deeply moving, and highly imaginative debut novel about Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, in whose story the conflict between the American ideal of equality and the realities of slavery and racism played out in the most tragic of terms.

    Connie says: "Dream on..."
  • Who Was Thomas Jefferson? | Dennis Brindell Fradin

    Who Was Thomas Jefferson?

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    • By Dennis Brindell Fradin
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    Did you know that John Adams had to coax Thomas Jefferson into writing the Declaration of Independence? It's true. The shy Virginia statesman refused at first, but then went on to author one of our nation's most important and inspiring documents. The third U.S. president, Jefferson was also an architect, inventor, musician, farmer, and - what is certainly the most troubling aspect of his life - a slave owner.

    Amazon Customer says: "GOOD"
  • Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 1: The Virginian | Dumas Malone

    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 1: The Virginian

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    This is the first volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone's Pulitzer Prize-winning six-volume work on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Based on a myriad of sources, it covers Jefferson's ancestry, youth, education, and legal career; his marriage and the building of Monticello; the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the Notes on Virginia; his rich, fruitful legislative career; his highly controversial governorship; and his early services to the development of the West.

    Robert says: "thoroughly satisfying"
  • Eminent Lives: The Presidents Collection | Michael Korda,Paul Johnson,Christopher Hitchens

    Eminent Lives: The Presidents Collection

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    • By Michael Korda, Paul Johnson, Christopher Hitchens
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    A perfect gift for your favorite history buff, or for your own collection, this audio set from the acclaimed Eminent Lives series is a must for anyone interested in the story of America.

    Michael says: "Great history"
  • Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 5: Second Term, 1805-1809 | Dumas Malone

    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 5: Second Term, 1805-1809

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    The fifth volume of the Jefferson series completes the story of his presidency, carrying him through his troubled second term, but also to the end of an official career that spanned some 40 years. Here is a vibrant account of Jefferson's disparate activities: sponsoring the Lewis and Clark Expedition, concluding the naval "war" with the Barbary pirates, engaging in a political duel with Chief Justice Marshall over the trial of Aaron Burr, and more.

    Dale says: "Classic work, so-so reading"
  • Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves | Henry Wiencek

    Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves

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    Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book - based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or disregarded evidence in Jefferson's papers - opens up a huge, poorly understood dimension of Jefferson's world. We must, Wiencek suggests, follow the money.

    Bob says: "Like taking Medicine: Not pleasant but important"
  • Thomas Jefferson | Thomas Jefferson

    Thomas Jefferson

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    • By Thomas Jefferson
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    With this audio, you will learn about Thomas Jefferson through a compilation of original readings and commentary, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Louisiana Purchase, the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Virginia Statute of Religious Freedom, Jefferson's 10 Canons for Observation in Practical Life, his various correspondence and quotes, details on his presidential campaign, and his first and second Inaugural Address. Also included is an overview of his education and early life.

    John says: "highly disappointed"
  • The Declaration of Independence | Thomas Jefferson

    The Declaration of Independence

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    • Narrated By John W. Michaels
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    On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence announced that the 13 American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as 13 newly independent sovereign states, and no longer a part of the British Empire. Instead they formed a new nation - the United States of America. Narrated by John W. Michaels, a must listen.

    Farmer's wife says: "Should have done this a long time ago!"
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