Thomas Jefferson: The Revolution of Ideas

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In this new concise biography Thomas Jefferson historian R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder not as a great political figure, but as leader of a "revolution of ideas that would make the world over again." Bernstein examines Jefferson's strengths and weaknesses, his achievements and failures, his triumphs, contradictions, and failings. Thomas Jefferson details his luxurious (and debt-burdened) life as a Virginia gentleman to his passionate belief in democracy, from his tortured defense of slavery to his ...

Thomas Jefferson: The Revolution of Ideas 2004, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780195143683

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