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eBook Thomas Jefferson: A Life ePub

by Willard Sterne Randall

  • ISBN: 0060976179
  • Category: Leaders and Notable People
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Willard Sterne Randall
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics; Reprint edition (February 4, 2014)
  • Pages: 736
  • ePub book: 1529 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1951 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 155

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Jefferson operated on two levels, as his opposition to slavery as a slaveowner attests. But as Willard Sterne Randall argues, this duality is what made him so effective

Only 6 left in stock (more on the way). Jefferson operated on two levels, as his opposition to slavery as a slaveowner attests. But as Willard Sterne Randall argues, this duality is what made him so effective. Whether Jefferson's 1784 draft of Virginia's constitution "prefigured the founding documents of republics in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, as well as the Confederate States of America," as Randall claims, is questionable, but his impact on international trade, diplomatic discussions and the success of the state of Virginia cannot be disputed.

Life of Thomas Jefferson, Third President of the United States, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 764 pages; E'book. Booknotes interview with Willard Sterne Randall on Thomas Jefferson: A Life, December 26, 1993, C-SPAN. Randall, Willard Sterne (1994). Passos, John Dos (1954). The Head and Heart of Thomas Jefferson, Doubleday, Incorporated, 442 pages; Book. Thomas Jefferson: A Life, Harper Collins, 736 pages; ISBN 0-06-097617-9.

A biography of Thomas Jefferson, who despite his legendary intelligence and political savvy, could be ruthless, not to mention . A very good biography from Willard Sterne Randall. He goes into detail every aspect of Jefferson's life

A biography of Thomas Jefferson, who despite his legendary intelligence and political savvy, could be ruthless, not to mention lawless, in his efforts to preserve his causes. He goes into detail every aspect of Jefferson's life. You really get to know the man and what made him what he became. He went into considerable detail about his time France which was about 10 years.

Willard Sterne Randall is an American historian and author who specializes in biographies related to the American colonial period and the American Revolution. He teaches American history at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution. ISBN 978-1-25015918-2. 2. Contemporary Authors, vol. 196. pp. 305–323. 3. Who's Who in America, 2011. Appearances on C-SPAN.

Thomas Jefferson: A Life is good book about a very complicated figure. James Madison once warned people who study Jefferson to be ready for a great deal of twists and turns when going through his mind. Randall acts as fairly good guide. Sep 02, 2019 Vincent Lombardo rated it it was ok. Shelves: shed.

Thomas Jefferson : a life. by. Randall, Willard Sterne. Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, Presidents - United States - Biography. Includes bibliographical references (p. 641-675) and index.

Willard Sterne Randall has won numerous awards, among them the National Magazine Award from the Columbia School of Journalism for his articles on political corruption in Philadelphia. Benedict Arnold, Patriot and Traitor was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and was named a Notable Book by The New York Times. After a seventeen year career as an award-winning investigative reporter, he completed graduate studies in history at Princeton University

Willard Sterne Randall has given us a new Ethan Allen, a profoundly American hero who transcends and . author of The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers). Praise for Thomas Jefferson: A Life.

Willard Sterne Randall has given us a new Ethan Allen, a profoundly American hero who transcends and sometimes transforms the myths and controversies that have swirled around him for two centuries. Randall's masterful, gracefully written portrait brings us closer to Jefferson than any previous biography.

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Combining firsthand scholarship and material drawn from the Jefferson Papers, Willard Sterne Randall calls on his skills as an investigative journalist to challenge long-held assumptions about the reasoning, motives, and works of this sage, philosopher, politician, and romantic. Exploring both Jefferson’s interior and public struggles, Randall sheds important light on Jefferson’s thoughts on slavery and his relationship with the slave Sally Hemmings, as well as Revolutionary and diplomatic intrigues.

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The information in the book is good. There's extensive coverage of Jefferson's youth and time in France. The coverage of his post-presidency seems a bit short. The book seemed to drag on at times. I found myself looking forward to the death of one of our Founding Fathers so I could go on to other subjects.

The Kindle translation of this work has problems. There are frequent typos throughout the book. My impression is that the Kindle version was generated from a scan of the printed book and the OCR software wasn't as good as it should have been. This should have been caught by a proofreader. Examples: "I he" should have been "The" and "stoned I., death" should have been "stoned to death". There are many occurrences of this throughout the book. You can figure out what it means, but it seems shoddy for what should be an academic work.
Isha Isha
A very good biography from Willard Sterne Randall. He goes into detail every aspect of Jefferson's life. You really get to know the man and what made him what he became. He went into considerable detail about his time France which was about 10 years. While this had great influence on Jefferson a bit too much space is taken from this part of his life and not enough time given to his Presidency and his life after being President. I would gladly traded some information about his exploits in France for more about what he his was thinking during Lewis and Clark's expedition of the west. Also this book was written in 1993 before DNA testing was widely used. So his misgivings about Jefferson's relationship with Sally Hemmings and possible other slaves can be somewhat ignored. But to my knowledge Randall has never written any updates to what his thinking now is after DNA testing has proven that someone in the Jefferson family,most likely TJ, fathered children with Hemmings. This cannot be ignored now. Still this is a fine book that was extremely well researched. Randall is terrific in giving many details, sometimes too many. But I rather an author err on the side of too much information than not enough. I have now read two books by Randall. The other was his biography on Benedict Arnold. I have his book on Washington on my wish list. So I consider him a fine author and that anyone interested in early American history should read his books.
Winotterin Winotterin
I have been familiar with the works of Willard Sterne Randall for some time now. He is best known for his biographies of the notorious Benedict Arnold, and Benjamin Franklin. But he has also written a couple of books about George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. However, I have stared across the room at his monumental life of Thomas Jefferson sitting unread on my bookshelf for several years now. In the doldrums of the winter months of 2013, however, I finally decided to see what the colonial author had to say about the third president of the United States. I soon found out just how much he had to say! This is one of the most thorough treatments of Jefferson's early life that I have personally encountered. Yet, I was compelled to take umbrage with several glaring problems. Firstly, Randall's blatant denial of any romantic relationship between Jefferson and his slave, Sally Hemings, simply cannot go unchallenged. Of course, given the fact that the author wrote this biography in the early 1990s (publication date is 1993)--several years prior to the release of DNA testing that undeniably linked Jefferson's offspring with those of Hemings--this misstatement can be forgiven. Still, unlike Joseph Ellis, who corrected his misstatements about the Jefferson-Hemings relationship in a subsequent edition of his "American Sphynx" published after the DNA results, I have been unable to locate any retraction made by Randall. Another problem with this biography is the uneven amount of time spent on Jefferson's early years as a Virginia lawyer (a profession he is supposed to have hated), and his time as minister to France in the mid-1780s. Both sections of the book offer very in-depth analysis of the life of a Virginian fighting to build a new world through the use of law and reason, as well as the vantage point of an American witness to the end of monarchical France and the start of the French Republic. But, both sections also take up several hundred pages between the two of them, leaving very little room for discussion of Jefferson's terms as Secretary of State, Vice President, and President of the United States. In fact, the later two positions are covered in less than a hundred pages! Lastly--and this is more a fault of the printer than the author--the book suffers from an extremely miniscule font that makes it intensely difficult to maintain focus! All-in-all, I was pleased with the time I spent with Mr. Randall and Mr. Jefferson; especially since Randall spends some time refuting the analysis of Fawn K. Brodie, one of the first authors on Jefferson I ever read. But, while I heartily recommend it to the Jeffersonian enthusiast, I must warn the reader who wishes only a cursory introduction to Jefferson to consider one of the lesser dense biographies--perhaps Bernstein's short introduction.
Iarim Iarim
I'm no historian, I didn't know that Benedict Arnold invaded Virginia in an attempt to captor Jefferson after he turned traitor, so I'm not the best judge of this book. But as an avid reader I liked it, though as one other reviewer stated that, it tended to be repetitive.
The editing was the problem with this book and why I gave it only got 4 stars. An intern using Word could have corrected 95% of the spelling errors if they had taken the time. It's the old story with these Kindle editions, they let a computer copy the book and it sees words like "the" and translates it into "I m" leaving you to translate. The one I liked best was when they called the colonies "the American Colonics. "
I'm not a spelling or grammar Nazi, but with the difference in word use between then and now, its often hard to figure out whether the quote is the real quote or a misspelling.