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Thomas Jefferson

The Art of Power
Meacham, Jon (Book - 2012 )
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"Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. 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.
Authors: Meacham, Jon
Title: Thomas Jefferson
the art of power
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xxix, 759 , [24] p. of plates :,ill. (some col.) ;,25 cm
Contents: Prologue: The world's best hope
Pt. 1: The scion : beginnings to spring 1774. A fortunate son ; What fixed the destinies of my life ; Roots of revolution ; Temptations and trials ; A world of desire and denial
Pt. 2: The revolutionary : spring 1774 to summer 1776. Like a shock of electricity ; There is no peace ; The famous Mr. Jefferson ; The course of human events ; The pull of duty
Pt. 3: Reformer and governor : late 1776 to 1782. An agenda for liberty ; A troublesome office ; Redcoats at Monticello ; To burn on through death
Pt. 4: The frustrated congressman : late 1782 to mid-1784. Return to the arena ; A struggle for respect ; Lost cities and life counsel
Pt. 5: A man of the world : 1785 to 1789. The vaunted scene of Europe ; The philosophical world ; His head and his heart ; Do you like our new Constitution? ; A treaty in Paris
Pt. 6: The first Secretary of State : 1789 to 1792. A new post in New York ; Mr. Jefferson is greatly too democratic ; Two cocks in the pit ; The end of a stormy tour
Pt. 7: The leader of the opposition : 1793 to 1800. In wait at Monticello ; To the Vice Presidency ; The reign of witches ; Adams vs. Jefferson redux ; A desperate state of affairs
Pt. 8: The President of the United States : 1801 to 1809. The new order of things begins ; A confident president ; Victories, scandal, and a secret sickness ; The air of enchantment! ; The people were never more happy ; A deep, dark, and widespread conspiracy ; This damned embargo ; A farewell to ultimate power ; Pt. 9: The master of Monticello : 1809 to the end. My body, mind, and affairs ; To form statesmen, legislators and judges ; The knell of the union ; No, doctor, nothing more
Epilogue: All honor to Jefferson
The world's best hope
The scion : beginnings to Spring 1774
The revolutionary : Spring 1774 to Summer 1776
Reformer and governor : late 1776 to 1782
The frustrated Congressman : late 1782 to mid-1784
A man of the world : 1875 to 1789
The first Secretary of State : 1789 to 1792
The leader of the opposition : 1793 to 18900
The President of the United States : 1801 to 1809
The master of Monticello : 1809 to the end
All honor to Jefferson
Summary: "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. 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.
ISBN: 0679645365
9780679645368
1400067669
9781400067664
Statement of Responsibility: Jon Meacham
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [691]-729) and index
Subject Headings: United States Politics and government 1783-1809 Presidents United States Biography Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Topical Term: Presidents
LCCN: 2012013700
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I've been trying for 30-45 minutes to renew Thomas Jefferson and going in circles .I've done this before with no problem. What's with this crappy system?

It is incredible that there are so few copies of a book on one of the greatest statesmen this country has ever had.

Dec 28, 2012
  • axeman rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Hard to imagine that a biography of a historical figure could be considered a page turner, but I really had a hard time putting this book down. This is a well written, fascinating account of this very influential man's life.

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