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SUMMARY Thomas Jefferson A Life 107 Combining firsthand scholarship and material drawn from the Jefferson Papers Willard Sterne Randall calls on his skills as an investigative journalist to challenge lo. Sterne Randall s Thomas Jefferson A Life was published in 1993 Randall spent the first seventeen years of his professional career as a journalist for a variety of Philadelphia area publications He later earned a Masters degree from Princeton and began a career as a historian and author Among his nine books are biographies of George Washington Alexander Hamilton Benedict Arnold and Ethan Allen He is Professor Emeritus at Champlain College in VermontWhen first published this 595 page biography promised new insights into Jefferson s legal career his philosophy regarding slavery and his relationship with Sally Hemings But while Randall s background as an investigative journalist clearly aided in his research and analysis his most notable assertion that Jefferson never had a romantic relationship with Hemings has not survived the test of timeRandall s biography of Jefferson is lengthy chronologically organized and often interestingbut frustratingly uneven in its pace and focus Originally intended to document Jefferson s years in France the book s scope was expanded at the reuest of Randall s editors when it became obvious that a modern review of Jefferson s entire life was needed What resulted is a biography that carefully dissects Jefferson s formative years but loses momentum by the zenith of his political powerThe author s background as an investigative journalist is obvious from the book s earliest pages from the way he uestions longstanding lore to his use of handwriting analysis to date certain of Jefferson s letters and manuscripts His literary style is crisp and straightforward but rarely colorful or riveting And while this book often seems a life and times study tightly focused on Jefferson s world it occasionally feels like a character studybut without the reader fully getting into Jefferson s mindJefferson s lifelong animosity toward his mother is revealed effectively than I can recall in any other biography of Jefferson I ve read Randall provides a useful if too brief introduction to Patrick Henry and the author s description of George Wythe under whom Jefferson studied law will almost certainly compel the motivated reader to seek out an excellent biography of WytheThis biography provides an impressively detailed review of Jefferson s youth and undoubtedly offers the most insightful coverage of his legal studies and legal career that I ve ever read And portions of the narrative covering construction at Monticello and his relationship with Maria Cosway are consistently fascinatingFor readers interested in Jefferson s early life Randall s biography is a good place to start nearly 13 of the book is consumed by the decade he spent as a lawyer and young politician prior to authoring the Declaration of Independence But fewer than three dozen pages whisk the reader through Jefferson s two term presidency and his retirement years garner less than a dozen pagesOther shortcomings include generous treatment of Jefferson on the issue of slavery the author s dismissal of the possibility of a relationship between Jefferson and Sally Hemings and a failure to better introduce Jefferson s most important contemporaries such as Washington Madison Monroe and Hamilton or fully integrate them into the narrativeIn addition familiarity with the Revolutionary War is implicitly assumed historical context is often provided only as necessary to explain Jefferson s actions at any given point in the narrative As a result most of the war takes place entirely off stage while Jefferson is focused on reforming Virginia s laws relating to religious freedom primogeniture and education And finally the book far too infreuently makes use of introductory paragraphs to foreshadow important points or highlight seminal themes or conclusionsOverall Willard Sterne Randall s biography of Jefferson proves serviceable but far from exceptional As a study of Jefferson s legal studies and career it is uniuely valuable But as a comprehensive and evenly paced biography of Thomas Jefferson s public and private lives and relationships it is significantly lackingOverall rating 3 stars

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SUMMARY Thomas Jefferson A Life 107 Randall sheds important light on Jefferson’s thoughts on slavery and his relationship with the slave Sally Hemmings as well as Revolutionary and diplomatic intrigue. Very good overview of Jefferson s life with abundant material from old papers and letters from Jefferson and his family as well as people like Franklin Adams and others Randall does a good job of offering an objective analysis of Jefferson and who he was as well as his philosophies around nature reason God and humanity But in order to do all of that the book is very LONG Randall s writing style is good but there is so much information you really have to want to know about Jefferson in order to wade through all of this Still it is a very good look at one of the primary figures of American history

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SUMMARY Thomas Jefferson A Life 107 Ng held assumptions about the reasoning motives and works of this sage philosopher politician and romantic Exploring both Jefferson’s interior and public struggles. The book is a thorough biography of Jefferson It focuses on his early life and the shaping of his outlook and values A surprisingly small amount of the book is dedicated to Jefferson s time as Secretary of State and as President More time is spent on his college years than on his diplomatic career Jefferson was shown to be a perfectionist who devoted himself to study as a young man and who tirelessly studied legal theory to win a caseThe book was interesting since I knew the least about his early life I would have liked to hear about the effects of his political philosophy on his time in Washington s cabinet and in the White HouseAs a reference for details about Jefferson s life


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    E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall Sterne Randall’s “Thomas Jefferson A Life” was published in 1993 Randall spent the first seventeen years of his professional career as a journalist for a variety of Philadelphia area publications He later earned a Masters deg

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    E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall There are dozens of books on Jefferson and while this volume is comprehensive fairly objective and mostly readable I do offer a few opinions for the potential readerThis biography dwells in extreme detail on the legal and philosophical history of Jefferson's development as one of our founding fathers mostly in his early

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Thomas Jefferson A Life E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall Long before William Jefferson Clinton another child prodigy Southern Democraticrepublican President lead his country to prosperity and expansion amidst sex ridden scandal and recriminations Bubba Bill even duplicated his nam

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    FREE DOWNLOAD Thomas Jefferson A Life E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall CHARACTERS ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Willard Sterne Randall Randall's biography of Jefferson is extremely detailed EXTREMELY detailed but not always where you'd like it to be For example I really didn't need all of the information about what coffee houses Jefferson freuented the lineage of his horses the 7 pages about his tours of English gardens and his 22 pages yes I said 22 pag

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    Willard Sterne Randall ↠ 7 SUMMARY CHARACTERS ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Willard Sterne Randall E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall This biography is my least favorite Presidential biography that I've read It is good if you are interested in the events of Thomas Jefferson's life before he became Secretary of State; it is poor if you are interested in what happened while he served in the federal government The first couple hundred pages are de

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    E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall The book is a thorough biography of Jefferson It focuses on his early life and the shaping of his outlook and values A surprisingly

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    CHARACTERS ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Willard Sterne Randall Willard Sterne Randall ↠ 7 SUMMARY E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall Very good overview of Jefferson's life with abundant material from old papers and letters from Jefferson and his family as well as people like Franklin Adams and others Randall does a good job of offering an objective analysis of Jefferson and who he was as well as his philosophies around nature reason God and humanity But in order to do all of that the book is very LONG Randall's writing style is good but the

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    E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall Jefferson may be one of those historical figures who defies attempts at a one volume biography Randall takes 500 pages to cover the first 46 years of Jefferson's life important years to be sure including his drafting of the Declaration of Independence his governorship of Virginia and his ministry to France and

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    Willard Sterne Randall ↠ 7 SUMMARY CHARACTERS ì eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ↠ Willard Sterne Randall E–pub New [Thomas Jefferson A Life] Ö Willard Sterne Randall In my opinion this book should be rated right up there with the top Thomas Jefferson Bio’s out on the market today The author wrote the biography of Thomas Jefferson in such a way that made reading interesting and comprehensible The book covers the span of Jefferson’s life and pays close attention to Jefferson’s contributions to the founding of our country during his stay in Paris If you haven’t read any books on Jefferson I would e

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  • Paperback
  • 736
  • Thomas Jefferson A Life
  • Willard Sterne Randall
  • English
  • 18 April 2020
  • 9780060976170