For someone who wrote the Declaration of Independence, I found it odd that he had differing views on the rights of slaves and American Indians. He freed his slaves--in his will. Despite his flaws, Jefferson was still a great man with a great vision. Not everyone agreed with him, but he learned the art of power and how to harness that power and use it to his advantage.
My favorite thing about Jefferson is that he loved to read as much as I do. Knowledge is power and he embraced that. There is some meat in the book, but finding it requires dexterity and doggedness—checking the endnotes after every ten pages or so to see what is missing from the passing panorama. Bibliography of the American Revolutionary War. Criticism of United States foreign policy.
Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 1, 61 7, 3. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. Best U. History Books French and Indian War through the War of non-fiction Tennessee Writings 5.
No current Talk conversations about this book. The author covers the life and times of Jefferson. I enjoyed the book and it is amazing how history repeats itself.
Wonderful review of Thomas Jefferson; the reader is reminded of how much the USA currently lacks such political leadership and vision now! JosephKing Aug 2, I just finished this solid book about our third President, Thomas Jefferson.
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Brian Kilmeade. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. You might also like Citation formats are based on standards as of July Few individuals have been subjected to as much study and scrutiny, reverence and revisionism as has Thomas Jefferson.
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