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Feb 23, 2021 | ISBN 9780593414613 | 900 Minutes

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“Fascinating … an erudite and illuminating study.” —The New York Times
“This elegant book on Jefferson sets a standard—history at its best.” —Chicago Tribune Editor’s Choice
“A brilliant, unconventional look at Jefferson … beautifully written, cogently argues, full of both zealous scholarship and lively imagination.” —Cleveland Plain Dealer
“Magnificent.… Ellis has a Jeffersonian gift for language.” —Newsweek
“Lively and provocative … first-rate.” —David McCullough


Ambassador Book Award WINNER 1998

National Book Awards WINNER 1997

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