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Don Lindley
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power.


The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “American Lion” and “Franklin, and Winston” (which I just finished) portrays Jefferson as a great and complex man, who was engaged in wars of his era, kept the union together, wrote the Declaration of Independence, was the architect and force behind the University of Virginia, and, what Meacham considers his smallest achievement, President of the United States. Jefferson was the father of the ideal of individual liberty (democracy), purchased the Louisiana Purchase, and provided Americans with a view of their country through the eyes of the Lewis and Clark expedition. If you have not already had the opportunity, visit Monticello, his amazing home in Virginia for a glimpse into the genius of the man.

Meacham, Jon. (2012). Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. New York, NY: Random House.