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Title:
The inner Jefferson : portrait of a grieving optimist
Author:
Burstein, Andrew.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1996.

©1995
Physical Description:
xx, 334 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: 1995.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780813917207
Format :
Book

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Central Library E332 .B96 1995 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Thomas Jefferson's personal life has always been a puzzle to biographers. Even his contemporaries found him difficult to know. In Jefferson's correspondence, however, Andrew Burstein has found a key to the inner man. This penetrating and thoughtful portait confronts widespread misunderstandings about Jefferson's romantic life and provides insight into the contradictions that still surround our third president.


Author Notes

Andrew Burstein served as a consultant and appears as prominent commentator in Ken Burns's television biography Thomas Jefferson. He has taught Jefferson's life and legacy at the University of Virginia and Mount Holyoke College. He is currently Assistant Professor of History at the University of Northern Iowa.


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