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American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

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Following his subject from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character. A marvel of scholarship, a delight to read, and an essential gloss on the Jeffersonian legacy, "American Sphinx" is "history at its best" ("Chicago Tribune"). Winner of the National Book Award.

Review:

"Fascinating...an erudite and illuminating study." The New York Times

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"This elegant book on Jefferson sets a standard — history at its best." Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice

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"Joseph J. Ellis's American Sphinx is a brief and elegant return to Monticello. Mr. Ellis...is a remarkably clear writer, mercifully free of both the groveling and the spirit of attack that have dominated the subject in the past....American Sphinx is fresh and uncluttered but rich in historical context." The New York Times Book Review, Brent Staples

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"This elegant book on Jefferson sets a standard — history at its best." Chicago Tribune Editor's Choice

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"Lively and provocative...first-rate." David McCullough

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 369-421) and index.

About the Author

Joseph J. Ellis is the Ford Foundation Professor of History at Mount Holyoke College.  Educated at the College of William and Mary and Yale University, he served as a captain in the army and taught at West Point before coming to Mount Holyoke in 1972.  He was dean of the faculty there for ten years.

He is the author of four previous books:  The New England Mind in Transition, School for Soldiers: West Point and the Profession of Arms (with Robert Moore), After the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture, and Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams.  American Sphinx is the winner of the National Book Award.

Ellis lives in Holyoke, Massachusetts, with his wife, Ellen, and three sons.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679764410
Author:
Ellis, Joseph J.
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Jefferson, thomas, 1743-1826
Subject:
Jefferson, thomas, pres. u. s., 1743-1826
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas - Psychology
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Number:
1st Vintage ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 x 1 in 0.75 lb

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Product details 464 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679764410 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Fascinating...an erudite and illuminating study."
"Review" by , "This elegant book on Jefferson sets a standard — history at its best."
"Review" by , "Joseph J. Ellis's American Sphinx is a brief and elegant return to Monticello. Mr. Ellis...is a remarkably clear writer, mercifully free of both the groveling and the spirit of attack that have dominated the subject in the past....American Sphinx is fresh and uncluttered but rich in historical context."
"Review" by , "This elegant book on Jefferson sets a standard — history at its best."
"Review" by , "Lively and provocative...first-rate."
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