American Sphinx

American Sphinx

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Following Thomas Jefferson from the drafting of the Declaration of Independence to his retirement in Monticello, Joseph J. Ellis unravels the contradictions of the Jeffersonian character.  He gives us the slaveholding libertarian who was capable of decrying mescegenation while maintaing an intimate relationship with his slave, Sally Hemmings; the enemy of government power who exercisdd it audaciously as president; the visionarty who remained curiously blind to the… (more)

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage (November 19, 1998)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 464 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: National Book Award for Non-Fiction 1997 winner


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