Thomas Jefferson: Author of America (Eminent Lives) (Paperback)

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"A balanced, readable portrait. A refreshing perspective.” —New York Times Book Review

With intelligence, insight, eloquence, and wit, bestselling author Christopher Hitchens gives us an artful portrait of a complex, formative figure in American history and his turbulent era.

In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson, leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father—a man conflicted by power who wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as ambassador to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. A masterly writer, Jefferson was an awkward public speaker. A professed proponent of emancipation, he elided the issue of slavery from the Declaration of Independence and continued to own human property. A reluctant candidate, he left an indelible presidential legacy.

About the Author


Christopher Hitchens was the author of numerous books, including the controversial international bestseller God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

Praise For…


“The acidic British political commentator is a perfect biographer for the disputatious Founding Father.” — Time magazine

“Hitchens . . . levels the Monticello of cant that has been written about our third president and offers a balanced, readable portrait. A refreshing perspective.” — New York Times Book Review

“Masterful . . . Hitchens sets out to debunk not so much Thomas Jefferson as his biographers.” — New York Sun



Product Details
ISBN: 9780060837068
ISBN-10: 0060837063
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: May 5th, 2009
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Eminent Lives