Thomas Jefferson and His Time
Books in series6
UNABRIDGED
(3.9 based on 275 ratings)
  • 1
    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 1: The Virginian | Dumas Malone

    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 1: The Virginian

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Dumas Malone
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (110)
    Performance
    (63)
    Story
    (63)

    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.

    thoroughly satisfying

    I downloaded this volume not with little trepidation having read the negative reviews. THANK YOU to the one reviewer who gave it five stars encouragin..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 22 2008 by Robert (Lenexa, KS, United States)
  • 2
    Jefferson and the Rights of Man: Jefferson and His Time, Volume 2 | Dumas Malone

    Jefferson and the Rights of Man: Jefferson and His Time, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Dumas Malone
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    The second volume in this Pulitzer Prize-winning six-volume biography tells the story of the eventful middle years in the life of Thomas Jefferson: his ministry to France in the years just before the French Revolution and during the early stages of that conflict; his service as secretary of state in President George Washington's first cabinet; the crucial period of his first differences with Alexander Hamilton and the beginnings of his long struggle with the Federalists.

    There are no reviews for this title yet.

  • 3
    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 3: Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty | Dumas Malone

    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 3: Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Dumas Malone
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (38)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (19)

    Here's the third volume in Dumas Malone's distinguished study of Thomas Jefferson and his time. It deals with one of the most fascinating and controversial periods of Jefferson's life, including the final and most crucial phase of his tenure as secretary of state; his retirement to Monticello; his assumption of the leadership of the opposition party; and the crisis during the "half-war" with France, when political oppression was threatened and the freedom of individuals imperiled.

    Classic work, so-so reading

    The work is probably the definitive biography of Thomas Jefferson. It's hard to imagine one more complete or better executed and is a real joy to rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2011 by Dale (Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 4
    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 4: The President, First Term, 1801-1805 | Dumas Malone

    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 4: The President, First Term, 1801-1805

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Dumas Malone
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The fourth volume of this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography vividly recounts Jefferson's eventful first presidential term. Though characterized by calmer seas than his second presidential voyage, Jefferson's first years in office find him confronting a nation deeply divided following the administrations of Washington and Adams, and many subsequent conflicts. He acquires the vast territory of Louisiana for the United States and challenges the growing power of the federal judiciary.

    Classic work, so-so reading

    The work is probably the definitive biography of Thomas Jefferson. It's hard to imagine one more complete or better executed and is a real joy to rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2011 by Dale (Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 5
    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 5: Second Term, 1805-1809 | Dumas Malone

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

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Dumas Malone
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    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.

    Classic work, so-so reading

    The work is probably the definitive biography of Thomas Jefferson. It's hard to imagine one more complete or better executed and is a real joy to rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2011 by Dale (Pittsburgh, PA, United States)
  • 6
    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 6: The Sage of Monticello | Dumas Malone

    Thomas Jefferson and His Time, Volume 6: The Sage of Monticello

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Dumas Malone
    • Narrated By Anna Fields
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (17)

    The Sage of Monticello is the sixth and final volume of Dumas Malone's epic masterwork, Jefferson and His Time, a biography begun in 1943 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1975. More wide ranging than the preceding volumes, The Sage of Monticello recounts the accomplishments, friendships, and family difficulties of Jefferson's last 17 years, including his retirement from Washington and the presidency.

    Classic work, so-so reading

    The work is probably the definitive biography of Thomas Jefferson. It's hard to imagine one more complete or better executed and is a real joy to rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2011 by Dale (Pittsburgh, PA, United States)