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Byrd, Max.

ISBN 10: 055309470X / ISBN 13: 9780553094701
Published by New York: Bantam, (1993.) dj, 1993
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. While best known for his award-winning suspense novels, Byrd is also an expert on 18th century literature, and he spent 5 years researching this historical novel about Jefferson in Paris. INSCRIBED by the author "For . thanks for coming to hear me at the Davis Library, best wishes" and laid in is the newsletter from the Davis Friends of the Library announcing Max Byrd as the featured speaker at their annual meeting in January 1997. Near fine in a very near fine dustjacket (prev owner's name.). Bookseller Inventory # 18739

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Publisher: New York: Bantam, (1993.) dj

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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In the magnificent tradition if Gore Vidal's  Lincoln and Burr, Max Byrd reveals a Thomas Jefferson  we've never met before... It is 1784, and  Jefferson, the newly appointed American ambassador to the  court of Louis Xvi and  Marie-Antoinette had just arrived in Paris-a city adrift  in intrigue, upheaval, and temptation that will  challenge his principles, incite his passions, and  change Thomas Jefferson forever... Through the eyes  of his impressionable young secretary, William  Short, we watch as the future president builds his  dream of an America with fellow patriots John Adams  and Ben Franklin, and as he struggles between  political ambition and an unexpected crisis of the  heart with a woman who has the power to destroy him.  And we discover-behind the face the complex  Virginian show the world-an enigmatic statesman who  fights for individual liberty even as he keeps the  slave, who champions freewill even a he denies it to  his daughters, and who fights for individual  liberty even as he keeps slaves, who champions free  will even as he denied it to his daughters, and who  holds men to the highest standards of honor-even as  he embarks on a shadowy double life of his own...
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"A novel to be admired and enjoyed, the best fictionalized life of Jefferson yet." Jack McLaughlin, National Book Award finalist for Jefferson And Monticello: The Biography Of A Builder.

"An Intriguing fictional portrait... a rare and compelling book... thoroughly enjoyable."--Associated Press

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