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    • The Hemingses of Monticello

    • An American Family
    • By: Annette Gordon-Reed
    • Narrated by: Karen White
    • Length: 30 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 430
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      4 out of 5 stars 266

    This epic work tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the family's dispersal after Jefferson's death in 1826. It brings to life not only Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson but also their children and Hemings's siblings, who shared a father with Jefferson's wife, Martha.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worried at first

    • By Phillip on 12-13-08

    Regular price: $41.99

    • "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs"

    • Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination
    • By: Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf
    • Narrated by: Karen Chilton
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 45
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      4 out of 5 stars 40
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom even as he held people in bondage, Jefferson is variably described by current-day observers as a hypocrite, an atheist, and a simple-minded proponent of limited government.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Most Hammered of the Patriarchs

    • By Mary K. on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Slave in the White House

    • Paul Jennings and the Madisons
    • By: Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, Annette Gordon-Reed
    • Narrated by: Judith West, Kevin Kenerly
    • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Paul Jennings was born into slavery on the plantation of James and Dolley Madison in Virginia, later becoming part of the Madison household staff at the White House. Once finally emancipated by Senator Daniel Webster later in life, he would give an aged and impoverished Dolley Madison, his former owner, money from his own pocket, write the first White House memoir, and see his sons fight with the Union Army in the Civil War.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Essential reading for Washington DC and Virginia history

    • By M. Riley on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Profiles in Leadership

    • Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness
    • By: Walter Isaacson (editor), Sean Wilentz, Alan Brinkley, and others
    • Narrated by: Nicholas Hormann
    • Length: 11 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 24
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    What made FDR a more successful leader during the Depression crisis than Hoover? Why was Eisenhower more effective as supreme commander during World War II than he was as president? Why was Grant one of the best presidents of his day, if not in all of American history? What drove Bobby Kennedy into the scrum of electoral politics? Find the surprising and revelatory answers to these questions and more in this collection of new essays by great historians.

    Regular price: $28.00