Thomas Jefferson: An Intimate History

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Here for the first time we meet Jefferson as a man of feeling and passion. With a novelist's skill and meticulous scholarship, Fawn M. Brodie shows Jefferson as he wrestled with issues of revolution, religion, power, race, and love-ambivalences that exerted a subtle but powerful influence on his political writing and his decision making. The portrait that results adds a whole new depth to those of the past.

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Fawn M. Brodie was professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of several noted biographies, including Thomas Jefferson and The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton

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“Thoroughly fascinating, opening vistas into Jefferson's life and thought that were fresh and exciting. A superbly written book, sparkling with new information and interpretation.” (Ray A. Billington )

“Brilliant, provocative. . . . A biography no one interested in the man or his times should miss.” (Larry McMurtry - Washington Post Book World )

“Powerful and touching. . . . The story of an intimate life hidden from and at odds with the public life. . . . Brodie has humanized Jefferson without in the least diminishing him.” (Wallace Stegner )

“An extraordinary human drama told with great insight, compassion, and literary skill. What history should be but seldom is.” (Page Smith )

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