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Title:
Thomas Jefferson : president & philosopher
Author:
Meacham, Jon, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Unabridged.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House/Listening Library, [2014]
Physical Description:
4 audio discs (4 hr., 56 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. He was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his main interest was the survival and success of his country. The audiobook is ideal for those interested in American presidents, biographies, and the founding of the American republic, and reflects Meacham's extensive research using primary source material.
General Note:
Compact discs.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
7-8.
ISBN:
9780553556384

9780553556360
Format :
Audiobook on CD

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Summary

In this special edition of the #1 New York Times bestselling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, young listeners will learn about the life and political philosophy of one of our Founding Fathers.

Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. He was one of the authors of the Declaration of Independence. But he was also a lawyer and an ambassador, an inventor and a scientist. He had a wide range of interests and hobbies, but his consuming interest was the survival and success of the United States.

This audiobook contains a note from Meacham, as well as sections throughout the text about subjects such as the Boston Tea Party, the Library of Congress, and Napoleon Bonaparte. Additional materials include a timeline; a family tree; a Who's Who in Jefferson's world; sections on Jefferson's original writings and correspondence, "inventions," interests, places in Jefferson's world, finding Jefferson in the United States today, additional reading, organizations, and websites; notes; a bibliography; and an index. This adaptation, ideal for those interested in American presidents, biographies, and the founding of the American republic, is an excellent example of informational writing and reflects Meacham's extensive research using primary source material.

Includes a bonus PDF of timelines, writings, and a bibliography.


Author Notes

Jon Meacham was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 20, 1969. He received a degree in English literature at the University of the South. He joined Newsweek as a writer in 1995. Three years later, at the age of 29, he was promoted to managing editor, supervising coverage of politics, international affairs, and breaking news. In 2006, he was promoted to editor at Newsweek. He is currently an executive editor at Random House.

He won the Pulitzer Prize for American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House in 2009. His other works include Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship, American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation. In 2001, he edited Voices in Our Blood: America's Best on the Civil Rights Movement. In 2013 his title Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power made The New York Times Best Seller List. In 2015 Meacham's title Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush made The New York Times Best Seller List.


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