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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2010-09-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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With a novelist's skill and a scholar's meticulous detail, Fawn M. Brodie portrays Thomas Jefferson as he wrestled with the great issues of his time: revolution, religion, power, race, and love'”ambivalences that exerted a subtle but powerful influence on his political ideas and his presidency. Far advanced for its time, Brodie's biography was the first to set forth a convincing case that Thomas Jefferson was the father of children by his slave Sally Hemings. In a new introduction, Annette Gordon-Reed, the Pulitzer Prize'winning author of The Hemingses of Monticello , explores the impact of Brodie's groundbreaking book and explains why it is still such a powerful account of one of our greatest and most elusive presidents.

Author Biography

The late Fawn M. Brodie was professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and author of several other noted biographies, including The Devil Drives: A Life of Sir Richard Burton, also published in Norton paperback.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introduction, Annette Cordon-Reedp. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxv
The Semi-Transparent Shadowsp. 21
The Parentsp. 33
A Sense of Familyp. 47
A Capacity for Involvementp. 57
A Problem with the Forbiddenp. 68
Martha Jeffersonp. 80
The Revolutionaryp. 90
Jefferson and Independence-The Domestic Problemp. 104
The Flight from Powerp. 120
Jefferson and the Warp. 135
Jefferson Writes a Bookp. 150
The Two Marthasp. 162
The Return to Politicsp. 172
Restlessness and Tormentp. 185
My Head and My Heartp. 199
The Second Interludep. 216
Sally Hemingsp. 228
The Revolutionary Goes Homep. 246
The Satellite Sonsp. 257
Disillusionment in Edenp. 276
Triangles at Monticellop. 287
Candidate ŕ Contre Coeurp. 301
Callenderp. 315
Jasonp. 324
Betrayalp. 339
Jefferson under Attackp. 357
Death, Hatred, and the Uses of Silencep. 376
Jefferson and Burrp. 393
A Genius for Peacep. 412
Like a Patriarch of Oldp. 422
Writer of Lettersp. 443
The Monticello Tragedyp. 455
Reminiscences of Madison Hemingsp. 471
Reminiscences of Israel Jeffersonp. 477
"My Head and My Heart"p. 483
The Family Denialp. 493
Notesp. 503
Bibliographyp. 559
Indexp. 571
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