Most children know that Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. He engineered the Louisiana Purchase. Now, thanks to Jon Meacham’s children’s adaptation of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, they will learn about America’s third president as a charming politician and a sentimental Renaissance man with many interests—in agriculture and cuisine, the fine arts, architecture, painting, sculpture, literature, music, natural history, and science. And also as a man of contradictions—a slave-owner and an eloquent statesman who wrote so passionately about equality and the pursuit of happiness. Meacham’s biography offers a fascinating portrait of Jefferson as a political strategist navigating the birth of a nation and the tumultuous political times in which he lived.
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Library Binding: 9780385387507
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