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ISBN: 1441717552 / ISBN-13: 9781441717559

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

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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 synopsis

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CloseReading

Speaking for the Sphinx

by CloseReading on Apr 4, 2013

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. More

courtneyinatlanta

A bit presumptuous

by courtneyinatlanta on Aug 26, 2010

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 ... More

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