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Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein

Label
Thomas Jefferson
Title
Thomas Jefferson
Statement of responsibility
R.B. Bernstein
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder-not as a great political figure, but as leader of "a revolution of ideas that would make the world over again." In Thomas Jefferson, Bernstein offers the definitive short biography of this revered American-the first concise life in six decades. Bernstein deftly synthesizes the massive scholarship on his subject into a swift, insightful, evenhanded account. Here are all of Jefferson's triumphs, contradictions, and failings, from his luxurious (and debt-burdened) life as a Virginia gentleman to his passionate belief in democracy, from his tortured defense of slavery to his relationship with Sally Hemings. Jefferson was indeed multifaceted-an architect, inventor, writer, diplomat, propagandist, planter, party leader-and Bernstein explores all these roles even as he illuminates Jefferson's central place in the American enlightenment, that "revolution of ideas" that did so much to create the nation we know today. Together with the less well-remembered points in Jefferson's thinking-the nature of the Union, his vision of who was entitled to citizenship, his dread of debt (both personal and national)-they form the heart of this lively biography. In this marvel of compression and comprehension, we see Jefferson more clearly than in the massive studies of earlier generations. More important, we see, in Jefferson's visionary ideas, the birth of the nation's grand sense of purpose
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernstein, Richard B.
Dewey number
973.4/6092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E332
LC item number
.B47 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
B J45be
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Presidents
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Presidents
  • United States
  • 7.150
Label
Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1 A Young Gentleman of Virginia (1743-1774); 2 "We hold these truths ..." (1763-1776); 3 The Hard Work of Revolution (1776-1784); 4 "Behold me at length on the vaunted scene of Europe!" (1784-1789); 5 "The parties styled republican and federal" (1789-1793); 6 Touching Earth (1794-1797); 7 "The reign of witches" (1797-1801); 8 "We are all republicans, we are all federalists" (1801-1805); 9 "A splendid misery" (1805-1809); 10 Enthusiasm and Anguish (1809-1826); Epilogue: "Take care of me when dead ... "; Notes; Chronology; Bibliographical Essay; Index
Control code
252698716
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198037804
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252698716
Label
Thomas Jefferson, R.B. Bernstein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-238) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction; 1 A Young Gentleman of Virginia (1743-1774); 2 "We hold these truths ..." (1763-1776); 3 The Hard Work of Revolution (1776-1784); 4 "Behold me at length on the vaunted scene of Europe!" (1784-1789); 5 "The parties styled republican and federal" (1789-1793); 6 Touching Earth (1794-1797); 7 "The reign of witches" (1797-1801); 8 "We are all republicans, we are all federalists" (1801-1805); 9 "A splendid misery" (1805-1809); 10 Enthusiasm and Anguish (1809-1826); Epilogue: "Take care of me when dead ... "; Notes; Chronology; Bibliographical Essay; Index
Control code
252698716
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780198037804
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252698716

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