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Thomas Jefferson : the art of power

by Meacham, Jon.

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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. "Drawing on archives in the United Sta... Full description

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Summary: 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. "Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished transcripts of Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all American history.
Item Description: OverDrive WMA Audiobook.
Unabridged
Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Playing Time: 18::4:6:
Format: OverDrive Media Console 1.0 / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
ISBN: 9780449011348
Author Notes: Jon Meacham was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 20, 1969. He received a degree in English literature at the University of the South. He joined Newsweek as a writer in 1995. Three years later, at the age of 29, he was promoted to managing editor, supervising coverage of politics, international affairs, and breaking news. In 2006, he was promoted to editor at Newsweek. He is currently an executive editor at Random House.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House in 2009. His other works include Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. In 2001, he edited Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement. In 2013 his title Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2015 Meacham's title Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush made The New York Times Best Seller List. His most recent book is entitled The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Angels (2018).


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