The Good, the Bad, and the Hungry Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.95
List price: $16.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside US History- Jefferson, Thomas

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Women Jefferson Loved

by

The Women Jefferson Loved Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Throughout his life, Thomas Jefferson constructed a seemingly impenetrable wall between his public legacy and his private life, a division maintained by his family and the several traditional biographies written about this founding father. Now Virginia Scharff breaks down the barrier between Jefferson's public and private histories to offer an intriguing new portrait of this complicated and influential figure, as seen through the lives of a remarkable group of women.

Scharff brings together for the first time in one volume the stories of these diverse women, separated by race but related by blood, includ-ing Jefferson's mother, Jane Randolph; his wife, Martha; her half sister, Sally Hemings, his slave mistress; his daughters; and his granddaughters. "Their lives, their Revolutions, their vulnerabilities, shaped the choices Jefferson made, from the selection of words and ideas in his Declaration, to the endless building of his mountaintop mansion, to the vision of a great agrarian nation that powered his Louisiana Purchase," Scharff writes. Based on a wealth of sources, including family letters, and written with empathy and great insight, The Women Jefferson Loved is a welcome new look at this legendary American and one that offers a fresh twist on American history itself.

Synopsis:

“A focused, fresh spin on Jeffersonian biography.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the tradition of Annette Gordon-Reeds The Hemingses of Monticello and David McCulloughs John Adams, historian Virginia Scharff offers a compelling, highly readable multi-generational biography revealing how the women Thomas Jefferson loved shaped the third presidents ideas and his vision for the nation. Scharff creates a nuanced portrait of the preeminent founding father, examining Jefferson through the eyes of the women who were closest to him, from his mother to his wife and daughters to Sally Hemings and the slave family he began with her.

Synopsis:

Historian Virginia Scharff breaks through the seemingly impenetrable wall separating Thomas Jeffersons public legacy and his private life, offering an intriguing new portrait of the founding father as seen through the lives of a remarkable group of women. Scharff brings together stories of the women who surrounded and, in many ways, defined Jefferson, including his mother; his wife, Martha; his mistress and Marthas half-sister, slave Sally Hemings; and his daughters and granddaughters. Based on a wealth of sources, including family letters, and written with empathy and insight, The Women Jefferson Loved is an unprecedented new look at this legendary American—one that offers a fresh perspective on American history itself.

About the Author

Virginia Scharff is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico and holds the Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. She is also the author of four mystery/suspense novels penned under the name Virginia Swift.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061227080
Author:
Scharff, Virginia
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
rff, Virginia
Author:
Scha
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20111025
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 x 1.04 in 16.00 oz

Other books you might like

  1. Hawk and the Dove Used Trade Paper $11.00
  2. Life at Blandings Used Trade Paper $10.95
  3. From Hell
    Used Trade Paper $24.00
  4. Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties... Used Trade Paper $5.50
  5. Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life,... Used Hardcover $15.50

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Jefferson, Thomas
History and Social Science » US History » US Presidency
History and Social Science » World History » General

The Women Jefferson Loved Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.95 In Stock
Product details 496 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780061227080 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “A focused, fresh spin on Jeffersonian biography.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the tradition of Annette Gordon-Reeds The Hemingses of Monticello and David McCulloughs John Adams, historian Virginia Scharff offers a compelling, highly readable multi-generational biography revealing how the women Thomas Jefferson loved shaped the third presidents ideas and his vision for the nation. Scharff creates a nuanced portrait of the preeminent founding father, examining Jefferson through the eyes of the women who were closest to him, from his mother to his wife and daughters to Sally Hemings and the slave family he began with her.

"Synopsis" by , Historian Virginia Scharff breaks through the seemingly impenetrable wall separating Thomas Jeffersons public legacy and his private life, offering an intriguing new portrait of the founding father as seen through the lives of a remarkable group of women. Scharff brings together stories of the women who surrounded and, in many ways, defined Jefferson, including his mother; his wife, Martha; his mistress and Marthas half-sister, slave Sally Hemings; and his daughters and granddaughters. Based on a wealth of sources, including family letters, and written with empathy and insight, The Women Jefferson Loved is an unprecedented new look at this legendary American—one that offers a fresh perspective on American history itself.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.