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Thomas Jefferson : Author of America (Paperback) (Christopher Hitchens)

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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.

Number of Pages: 188
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, History
Series Title: Eminent Lives
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HarperCollins
Age Range: Adult
Author: Christopher Hitchens
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2009
TCIN: 52676460
UPC: 9780060837068
Item Number (DPCI): 248-46-5192
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