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Following his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions ...Show synopsisFollowing his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy, "American Sphinx" is "history at its best" ("Chicago Tribune"). Winner of the National Book Award.Hide synopsis
Description:Good in Good dust jacket. Hardcovers little bumped at spine...Good in Good dust jacket. Hardcovers little bumped at spine ends. Ink name, scattered ink notes, spine lean. Dustjacket has light wear, couple stains to lower panel edges. This is a good reading copy. 8vo 8"-9" tall.
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Later Printing. 8th printing....Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. Later Printing. 8th printing. SIGNED by the author on the half title page. Some mild edgewear. A near fine copy in a like jacket. Now in a protective cover. Hardback.
Description:Very good in fine dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY,...Very good in fine dust jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, NY, 1997. 1st Edition, 1st Printing, VG+/Fine, Hard Cover, Size=6.5"x9.5", 365pgs(Index). Price clipped. Owner name embossment on front endpaper, Half Title Page, small ink date stamp, number, word inside rear endpaper, o.w. clean, bright & tight. DJ not chipped, torn, etc. Rest of book in Fine condition. ISBN 0679444904 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
Description:Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 365 pages. 0679444904....Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 8vo; 365 pages. 0679444904. A smart First Edition/First Printing in Near Fine condition in alike dust jacket with light edgewear and soiling; Joseph J. Ellis doesn't seek to replace existing biographies about America's third president, of which there are many; rather, Ellis hones in on the "...puzzling, often surprising, and all-important territory known as the mind of Thomas Jefferson...A lively, provocative book by a thorough scholar who is also a very engaging writer." (David McCullough)
Description:Very Good. Signed by the author on the front flyleaf. Knopf, HC...Very Good. Signed by the author on the front flyleaf. Knopf, HC with DJ, 1997. Clean, reasonably tight & square, light wear on book and dust jacket, text pages unmarked.
Description:Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0679444904. National Book Award winner...Fine in Fine dust jacket. 0679444904. National Book Award winner. Book club edition. SIGNED by the author. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Description:Very good in near fine jacket. 8vo, two-toned cloth, d.w., upper...Very good in near fine jacket. 8vo, two-toned cloth, d.w., upper right corners of boards bumped, otherwise near fine. New York: Knopf, 1997. Presentation copy.
Joseph J Ellis' consideration of Jefferson's character-not strictly a biography- is elegantly written and provides a wealth of context to a reader interested in one of our most complex founding fathers.
In continuing with my reading biographies of the founding fathers, I picked up this one about Thomas Jefferson. It's not a straight biography in the sense that it goes through his life chronologically, but rather the author spends a lot of time examining the character of Jefferson. I think he presumed ...
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