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Thomas Jefferson : philosopher and president
Whitelaw, Nancy.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds, [2002]

Physical Description:
144 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
An account of Jefferson's life highlighting his many accomplishments as governor, architect, gardener, inventor, and president.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.3 5.0 129514.
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E332.79 .W47 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A man of contradictions and complexities, Thomas Jefferson led a rich and fascinating life-from authoring the Declaration of Independence to founding the University of Virginia.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 7-10-A clear, crisp biography. A working familiarity with American history will increase its value as Whitelaw looks at all sides of the man, his many passions and his many failings. While full of the expected facts, such as his love of books, authorship of the Declaration of Independence, creation of the University of Virginia, and affair with Sally Hemings, matters that are less well-known (sometimes for understandable reasons) are also included: the first shipment of bricks for the building of Monticello numbered 45,000 and at the end of his life Jefferson had a urinary tract infection. The black-and-white reproductions are somewhat indistinct and faded looking. Plenty of words have been printed about this important figure and this work takes its place comfortably in the middle of the pack. A solid and practical book for reports.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The Young Jeffersonp. 9
Chapter 2 College Yearsp. 16
Chapter 3 Political Beginningsp. 26
Chapter 4 Declaration of Independencep. 37
Chapter 5 Governorp. 57
Chapter 6 Federal Appointmentsp. 73
Chapter 7 Vice Presidentp. 93
Chapter 8 Presidentp. 107
Chapter 9 Back to Monticellop. 127
Timelinep. 134
Sourcesp. 135
Bibliographyp. 140
Indexp. 142