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Download Mobi á Thomas Jefferson ´ The Art of Power Ï [PDF / Epub] ☂ Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power By Join or create book clubs – NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review The Washington Post Entertainment Weekly The Seattle Times St Louis PostSons world as Jefferson himself saw it and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division economic uncertainty and external threat Drawing on archives in the United States England and France as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic and perhaps in all of American history The father of the ideal of individual liberty of the Louisiana Purchase of the Lewis and Clark expedition and of the settling of the West Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanityand the genius of the new nationlay in the possibility of progress of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown From the writing of the Declaration of Independence to elegant dinners in Paris and in the Presidents House; from political maneuverings in the boardinghouses and legislative halls of Philadelphia and New York to the infant capital on the Potomac; from his complicated life at Monticello his breathtaking house and plantation in Virginia to the creation of the University of Virginia Jefferson was central to t Well and exhaustively researched biography mainly detailing Jefferson's political career Author writes in loooooong sentences and you need the OED at hand for some of the words He never uses a three syllable word if he can find a five syllable one however obscureWould have liked of an insight into his highlights as an inventor scientist horticulturist and architect of Monticello and other fine buildings

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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review The Washington Post Entertainment Weekly The Seattle Times St Louis Post Dispatch Bloomberg BusinessweekIn this magnificent biography the Pulitzer Prizewinning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era Philosophers think; politicians maneuver Jeffersons genius was that he was both and could do both often simultaneously Such is the art of power Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas to learn from his mistakes and to prevail Passionate about many thingswomen his family books science architecture gardens friends Monticello and ParisJefferson loved America most and he strove over and over again despite fierce opposition to realize his vision the creation survival and success of popular government in America Jon Meacham lets us see Jeffer Great Britain’s hold on its small colonies hugging the Atlantic shoreline was constantly being tested in the mid to late 18th century A number of remarkable men all at or near the height of their powers led the separation from the British rule Only two or three men made the difference in this intense struggle Thomas Jefferson was certainly one of theseThis superb biography of Jefferson has so many assets it is relatively brief; it covers most of the important aspects of this complex man’s remarkable life; it leaves us with undiluted admiration for an extraordinary man; and it creates a tension so much a part of America’s post Revolution history between the two major parties that struggled for early supremacy in the opening days of the American republic’s historyMany other historians have surveyed the same ground but few have captured the essence of Jefferson’s personality deeply thoughtful hopeful for the future of the society that was being created eminently fair but stubborn and occasionally searing a marvelous friend but a relentless enemy John Meacham makes a great contribution to understanding the nation’s early story in this historyThe scope of the book is vast covering all of Jefferson’s life a life lived during the period of time when important events occurred back to back crowding together from the Revolution to the early days of Washington’s presidency the struggle between the Federalists led by Alexander Hamilton and the Republicans led by Jefferson the early expansion of the country westward across the North American continent the arguments with Great Britain Jefferson was on center stage for most of this His instincts were clear and sure liberty personal freedom fairness stubborness and unyielding when under attackIn such a crowded life the historian is faced with making choices I would have wanted a fuller account of the election of 1800 which Jefferson barely won defeating Aaron Burr by only two electoral votes; I would have liked to have had a extensive discussion of his relationship with Sally Hemmings whom he treated reasonably well but never was treated as an eual – a strange footnote to Jefferson’s life which at least on the surface was all about freedom and eual rights and the euality of mankind The discussion of the country’s growing prosperity that enabled it to deal with British attempts to limit the success of the country could have been extensiveIn such a complex life any historian including Mr Meacham has to make choices In my opinion this is a very successful work of history in painting a full portrait of a complex and extraordinary man

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Thomas Jefferson The Art of PowerHe age Here too is the personal Jefferson a man of appetite sensuality and passion The Jefferson story resonates today not least because he led his nation through ferocious partisanship and cultural warfare amid economic change and external threats and also because he embodies an eternal drama the struggle of the leadership of a nation to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding worldPraise for Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power This is probably the best single volume biography of Jefferson ever writtenGordon S WoodA big grand absorbing exploration of not just Jefferson and his role in history but also Jefferson the man humanized as never before Entertainment WeeklyMeacham captures who Jefferson was not just as a statesman but as a man By the end of the bookthe reader is likely to feel as if he is losing a dear friend An absorbing tale The Christian Science MonitorThis terrific book allows us to see the political genius of Thomas Jefferson better than we have ever seen it before In these endlessly fascinating pages Jefferson emerges with such vitality that it seems as if he might still be alive todayDoris Kearns Goodwin Good book