Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Contradictions. I’ve slowly savored reading Jon Meacham’s fine book, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. Many of us know well the highlights of Jefferson’s life. Meacham left me with several reflections about Jefferson: he had a vision for America that was at times in sync and at other times misaligned with that of other founders; he seemed to be comfortable in holding multiple contradictory views (slavery being the greatest contradiction); and his legacy is so large that reflecting on it by reading a book like this is time very well spent. Any reader with an interest in the formation years of the United States will enjoy reading this book. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power from amazon.com.

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