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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.