American Sphinx

The Character of Thomas Jefferson
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Released: Jun 16, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483064260
Narrator/s: Susan O'Malley
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For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight, even in his retirement. In his twilight years, Jefferson was already taking on the luster of a national icon, which was polished off by his auspicious death on July 4, 1826. In American Sphinx, Ellis sifts the facts from the legend to find the heart of the man who, at the grass roots, is no longer liberal or conservative, agrarian or industrialist, pro- or anti-slavery, privileged or populist. A man who sang incessantly under his breath; who spent ten hours a day during his presidency at his writing desk; and who sometimes found his political sensibilities colliding with his domestic agenda; who exhibited great depth and great shallowness, combined massive learning with extraordinary naIvete, and should neither be beatified nor forgotten.

Author(s): Joseph J. Ellis
Original Publish Date: Jul 28, 2010


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American Sphinx
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Product Number:DD4138
Product Number:Z100094690

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Author(s): Joseph J. Ellis
Narrator(s): Susan O'Malley
Product Number DD4138
Released: May 01, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441717559
Author(s): Joseph J. Ellis
Product Number EB00173392
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: #9780375727467

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