By Francis D. Cogliano
- Features essays through the best students within the box, together with Pulitzer Prize winners Annette Gordon-Reed and Jack Rakove
- Includes a piece that considers Jefferson’s legacy
- Explores Jefferson’s wide selection of pursuits and services, and covers his public occupation, deepest lifestyles, his perspectives on democracy, and his writings
- Written to be obtainable for the non-specialist in addition to Jefferson scholars
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