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In Pursuit of Reason The Life of Thomas Jefferson

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ISBN-10: 0345353803

ISBN-13: 9780345353801

Edition: N/A

Authors: Noble E. Cunningham, Noble E. Cunningham

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"A major contribution." Washington Post The authoritative single-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson, perhaps the most significant figure in American history. He was a complex and compelling man: a fervent advocate of democracy who enjoyed the life of a southern aristocrat and owned slaves, a revolutionary who became president, a believer in states' rights who did much to further the power of the federal government. Drawing on the recent explosion of Jeffersonian scholarship and fresh readings of original sources, IN PURSUIT OF REASON is a monument to Jefferson that will endure for generations.
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/12/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.22" long x 0.93" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Noble Cunningham is the author and historical editor of more than a dozen books about Jefferson, including The Inaugural Addresses of President Thomas Jefferson, 1801 and 1805. A professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Cunningham was an adviser for the Library of Congress's major Bicentennial exhibition, "Thomas Jefferson."

Preface and Acknowledgments
The Formative Years
Public Life and Private World
The Road to Revolution
At Philadelphia
Virginia Reformer
Wartime Governor of Virginia
Withdrawal, Sorrow, and Return
The Scene of Europe
Romantic Interlude and New Adventures
Witness to Revolution in France
First Months at the State Department
Conflict in Washington's Cabinet
A Trying Year
Renewal at Monticello
The Election of 1800
A President in Command
Presidential Zenith
Trials of a Second Term
Closing a Political Career
The Sage of Monticello
A Final Legacy
Bibliographical Note