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    Read Thomas Jefferson A Life review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read Sterne Randall’s “Thomas Jefferson A Life” was published in 1993 Randall spent the first seventeen years of his prof

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    Read Thomas Jefferson A Life Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read [E–pub/E–book] Thomas Jefferson A Life There are dozens of books on Jefferson and while this volume is comprehensive fairly objective and mostly readable I do offer a few opinions for the potential readerThis biography dwells in extreme detail on the legal and philosophical history of Jefferson's development as one of our founding fathers mostly in his early years in Virginia Of

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    review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read Read Thomas Jefferson A Life Long before William Jefferson Clinton another child prodigy Southern Democraticrepublican President lead his country to prosperity and expansion amidst sex ridden scandal and recriminations Bubba Bill even duplicated his name sake's penchant for financial scandal But I don't want to belabor the this comparison After all before Jefferson we had another cash poor expansion minded patrician named Julius Caesar w

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    Read Thomas Jefferson A Life review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read Randall's biography of Jefferson is extremely detailed EXTREMELY detailed but not always where you'd like it to be For example I really didn't need all of the information about what coffee houses Jefferson freuented the lineage of his horses the 7 pages about his tours of English gardens and his 22 pages yes I said 22 pages about the Italian countryside It makes little sense to me how a 600 page book can expend such fi

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    Read Thomas Jefferson A Life review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read This biography is my least favorite Presidential biography that I've read It is good if you are interested in the events of Thomas Jefferson's life before he became Secretary of State; it is poor if you are interested in what happened while he served in the federal government The first couple hundred pages are devoted to his law career in Virginia and the next couple hundred to his time in France It is not un

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    Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Read Thomas Jefferson A Life The book is a thorough biography of Jefferson It focuses on his early life and the shaping of his outlook and values A sur

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    [E–pub/E–book] Thomas Jefferson A Life Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read Very good overview of Jefferson's life with abundant material from old papers and letters from Jefferson and his family as well as people like Franklin Adams and others Randall does a good job of offering an obj

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    [E–pub/E–book] Thomas Jefferson A Life For any history buff who wants to know how the United States was made this is a must read Thomas JeffersonA Life details the life of Thomas Je

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    review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall [E–pub/E–book] Thomas Jefferson A Life Jefferson may be one of those historical figures who defies attempts at a one volume biography Randall takes 500 pages to cover the first 46 years of Jefferson's life important years to be sure including his drafting of the Declaratio

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    [E–pub/E–book] Thomas Jefferson A Life In my opinion this book should be rated right up there with the top Thomas Jefferson Bio’s out on the market today The author wrote the biography of Thomas Jefferson in such a way that made reading interesting and comprehensible The book covers the span of Jefferson’s life and pays close attention to Jefferson’s co

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Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Read Thomas Jefferson A Life Ng held assumptions about the reasoning motives and works of this sage philosopher politician and romantic Exploring both Jefferson’s interior and public struggles. Randall s biography of Jefferson is extremely detailed EXTREMELY detailed but not always where you d like it to be For example I really didn t need all of the information about what coffee houses Jefferson freuented the lineage of his horses the 7 pages about his tours of English gardens and his 22 pages yes I said 22 pages about the Italian countryside It makes little sense to me how a 600 page book can expend such finicky detail on gardens and less than 100 pages on his term as Vice President and his TWO terms as PresidentAlso Randall s biography is apologetic to the point of being euivocal My overall impression of Jefferson is that he was to put it politely a man of contradictions or to be less polite extremely hypocritical There s no denying he was a genius but Randall seems to spend a lot of time trying to convince his readers that Jefferson wasn t the bastard that he freuently proved himself to be and the result was that I don t find this biography to be completely credible There was much downplaying and sometimes a hint of denial that Jefferson seduced on than one occasion his friends wives There was also much made of Jefferson s anti slavery tendencies despite the fact that he never made a move to free any of his slaves within his own lifetime used the sale of slaves as a way to pay his compulsive shopping debts and advocated if the slaves ever were freed their immediate deportation to areas uninhabited by whites In addition Randall dismisses Jefferson s rud affair with Sally Hemmings as being preposterous suppositions and furthered speculation that the real father of Hemmings s children was his nephew a son of his sister and Dabney Carr In the next few years however a consensus began to emerge after the results of a DNA analysis in 1998 which showed no match between the Carr male line proposed for than 150 years as the fathers and the one Hemings descendant tested It did show a match between the Jefferson male line So much for preposterous suppositions

review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne RandallThomas Jefferson A Life

Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Read Thomas Jefferson A Life Randall sheds important light on Jefferson’s thoughts on slavery and his relationship with the slave Sally Hemmings as well as Revolutionary and diplomatic intrigue. Very good overview of Jefferson s life with abundant material from old papers and letters from Jefferson and his family as well as people like Franklin Adams and others Randall does a good job of offering an objective analysis of Jefferson and who he was as well as his philosophies around nature reason God and humanity But in order to do all of that the book is very LONG Randall s writing style is good but there is so much information you really have to want to know about Jefferson in order to wade through all of this Still it is a very good look at one of the primary figures of American history

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Willard Sterne Randall Õ 7 Free read review ↠ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ Willard Sterne Randall Read Thomas Jefferson A Life Combining firsthand scholarship and material drawn from the Jefferson Papers Willard Sterne Randall calls on his skills as an investigative journalist to challenge lo. Sterne Randall s Thomas Jefferson A Life was published in 1993 Randall spent the first seventeen years of his professional career as a journalist for a variety of Philadelphia area publications He later earned a Masters degree from Princeton and began a career as a historian and author Among his nine books are biographies of George Washington Alexander Hamilton Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen He is Professor Emeritus at Champlain College in VermontWhen first published this 595 page biography promised new insights into Jefferson s legal career his philosophy regarding slavery and his relationship with Sally Hemings But while Randall s background as an investigative journalist clearly aided in his research and analysis his most notable assertion that Jefferson never had a romantic relationship with Hemings has not survived the test of timeRandall s biography of Jefferson is lengthy chronologically organized and often interestingbut frustratingly uneven in its pace and focus Originally intended to document Jefferson s years in France the book s scope was expanded at the reuest of Randall s editors when it became obvious that a modern review of Jefferson s entire life was needed What resulted is a biography that carefully dissects Jefferson s formative years but loses momentum by the zenith of his political powerThe author s background as an investigative journalist is obvious from the book s earliest pages from the way he uestions longstanding lore to his use of handwriting analysis to date certain of Jefferson s letters and manuscripts His literary style is crisp and straightforward but rarely colorful or riveting And while this book often seems a life and times study tightly focused on Jefferson s world it occasionally feels like a character studybut without the reader fully getting into Jefferson s mindJefferson s lifelong animosity toward his mother is revealed effectively than I can recall in any other biography of Jefferson I ve read Randall provides a useful if too brief introduction to Patrick Henry and the author s description of George Wythe under whom Jefferson studied law will almost certainly compel the motivated reader to seek out an excellent biography of WytheThis biography provides an impressively detailed review of Jefferson s youth and undoubtedly offers the most insightful coverage of his legal studies and legal career that I ve ever read And portions of the narrative covering construction at Monticello and his relationship with Maria Cosway are consistently fascinatingFor readers interested in Jefferson s early life Randall s biography is a good place to start nearly 13 of the book is consumed by the decade he spent as a lawyer and young politician prior to authoring the Declaration of Independence But fewer than three dozen pages whisk the reader through Jefferson s two term presidency and his retirement years garner less than a dozen pagesOther shortcomings include generous treatment of Jefferson on the issue of slavery the author s dismissal of the possibility of a relationship between Jefferson and Sally Hemings and a failure to better introduce Jefferson s most important contemporaries such as Washington Madison Monroe and Hamilton or fully integrate them into the narrativeIn addition familiarity with the Revolutionary War is implicitly assumed historical context is often provided only as necessary to explain Jefferson s actions at any given point in the narrative As a result most of the war takes place entirely off stage while Jefferson is focused on reforming Virginia s laws relating to religious freedom primogeniture and education And finally the book far too infreuently makes use of introductory paragraphs to foreshadow important points or highlight seminal themes or conclusionsOverall Willard Sterne Randall s biography of Jefferson proves serviceable but far from exceptional As a study of Jefferson s legal studies and career it is uniuely valuable But as a comprehensive and evenly paced biography of Thomas Jefferson s public and private lives and relationships it is significantly lackingOverall rating 3 stars

  • Paperback
  • 736
  • Thomas Jefferson A Life
  • Willard Sterne Randall
  • English
  • 01 December 2020
  • 9780060976170