Thomas Jefferson

Author(s): Christopher Hitchens

Biography / Memoir

In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father--a man conflicted by power who wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as ambassador to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. A masterly writer, Jefferson was an awkward public speaker. A professed proponent of emancipation, he elided the issue of slavery from the Declaration of Independence and continued to own human property. A reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy. With intelligence, insight, eloquence, and wit, Hitchens gives us an artful portrait of a complex, formative figure and his turbulent era.


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General Fields

  • : 9780060837068
  • : 9010000000000028914
  • : 9010000000000028914
  • : May 2009
  • : 200mm X 140mm X 13mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Christopher Hitchens
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 973.46092
  • : 188
  • : illustrations