Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham

 

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 “Terrific … endlessly fascinating.” — Doris Kearns Goodwin

“A true triumph.” — Walter Isaacson

“A thrilling and affecting portrait.” — Stacy Schiff

“Probably the best single-volume biography of Jefferson ever written.” — Gordon Wood

 

The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity — and the genius of the new nation — lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. Flawed, contradictory, elusive, Jefferson was at heart a man engaged in the wars of his times. His story resonates today, not least because he embodies an eternal drama: the struggle of a leadership of a nation to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding world.

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