Jefferson's Secrets

Death and Desire at Monticello
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Product Number: Z100133514
Released: Feb 09, 2018
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ISBN: #9781400121489
Narrator/s: Simon Vance
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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In this moving and intimate look at the final days of our most enigmatic president, Andrew Burstein sheds new light on what Thomas Jefferson actually thought about sexuality, race, gender, and politics. Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, leaving behind a series of mysteries that captured the imaginations of historical investigators-an interest rekindled by the recent revelation that he fathered a child by Sally Hemmings, a woman he legally owned-yet there is still surprisingly little known about him as a man. In Jefferson's Secrets Andrew Burstein focuses on Jefferson's last days to create an emotionally powerful portrait of the uncensored private citizen who was also a giant of a man. Drawing on sources previous biographers have glossed over or missed entirely, Burstein uncovers, first and foremost, how Jefferson confronted his own mortality; and in doing so, he reveals how he viewed his sexual choices. Delving into Jefferson's soul, Burstein lays bare the president's thoughts about his own legacy, his predictions for American democracy, and his feelings regarding women and religion. The result is a moving and surprising work of history that sets a new standard, post-DNA, for the next generation's reassessment of the most evocative and provocative of this country's founders.

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Author(s): Andrew Burstein
Original Publish Date: Mar 01, 2005

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Author(s): Andrew Burstein
Narrator(s): Simon Vance
Product Number DD20422
Released: Mar 01, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400101481

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