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Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello

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In this moving and intimate look at the final days of our most enigmatic president, Andrew Burstein sheds new light on what Thomas Jefferson actually thought about sexuality, race, gender, and politics.

Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, leaving behind a series of mysteries that captured the imaginations of historical investigators-an interest rekindled by the recent revelation that he fathered a child by Sally Hemmings, a woman he legally owned-yet there is still surprisingly little known about him as a man. In Jefferson's Secrets Andrew Burstein focuses on Jefferson's last days to create an emotionally powerful portrait of the uncensored private citizen who was also a giant of a man.

Drawing on sources previous biographers have glossed over or missed entirely, Burstein uncovers, first and foremost, how Jefferson confronted his own mortality; and in doing so, he reveals how he viewed his sexual choices.

Delving into Jefferson's soul, Burstein lays bare the president's thoughts about his own legacy, his predictions for American democracy, and his feelings regarding women and religion. The result is a moving and surprising work of history that sets a new standard, post-DNA, for the next generation's reassessment of the most evocative and provocative of this country's founders.

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In this moving and intimate look at the final days of our most enigmatic president, Andrew Burstein sheds new light on what Thomas Jefferson actually thought about sexuality, race, gender, and politics.

About the Author

Andrew Burstein is the Mary Frances Barnard Professor of History at the University of Tulsa. His books include "The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist" and "Sentimental Democracy: The Evolution of America's Romantic Self-Image". He was featured in the Ken Burns production "Thomas Jefferson", first aired on PBS in 1997.
Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by "Booklist" magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400131488
Read:
Vance, Simon
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Read by:
Vance, Simon
Read:
Vance, Simon
Narrated by:
Vance, Simon
Narrated:
Vance, Simon
Author:
Burstein, Andrew
Author:
Vance, Simon
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
United States - Antebellum Era
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
General Biography
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Library - Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.4 x 6.7 x 0.9 in 0.8 lb

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
Biography » Presidents and Heads of State
History and Social Science » US History » 19th Century

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