978-0-8139-2360-4 / 9780813923604

The Sage of Monticello (Jefferson and His Time, Vol. 6)


Publisher:University of Virginia Press



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Dumas Malones classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jeffersons life.

Volume 6. The Sage of Monticello

This final volume provides an all-encompassing account of Jeffersons accomplishments, friendships, and family difficulties in his last seventeen years, revealing his shift from the realm of politics to his roles as family man, architect, and educational enthusiast. Describing Jeffersons retirement from Washington, this volume recounts the events that formed Jeffersons final years, particularly the founding of the Library of Congress and the University of Virginia, in which he played a major role.

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