The Best Thomas Jefferson Biographies
Even before he wrote the first draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson was a fascinating figure. He loved to read, adored music, and was passionate about arts, culture, food, and wine. Later, as president, he negotiated the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States, and approved Lewis and Clark’s expedition to explore the new territory. His library, which he sold to the Library of Congress, included nearly 7,000 books – and as soon as the sale went through, he began buying more volumes, proclaiming, “I cannot live without books.” Were he alive today, his collection would surely include these essential Jefferson biographies.