"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination [Audiobook] by Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf
English | April 12, 2016 | ASIN: B01D28W4UU | MP3 VBR V8 | 14 hrs 33 mins | 331 MB
Narrator: Karen Chilton | Genre: Nonfiction/Biography/History
A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jeffersons vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race.
Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded as the most articulate voice of American freedom even as he held people in bondage, Jefferson is variably described by current-day observers as a hypocrite, an atheist, and a simple-minded proponent of limited government.
Now, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed teams up with the countrys leading Jefferson scholar, Peter S. Onuf, to present an absorbing and revealing character study that finally clarifies the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson.
Tracing Jeffersons development and maturation from his youth to his old age, the authors explore what they call the "empire" of Jeffersons imagination – his expansive state of mind born of the intellectual influences and life experiences that led him into public life as a modern avatar of the enlightenment, who often likened himself to an ancient figure – "the most blessed of the patriarchs".
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