Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire at Monticello
Basic Books, 2005 - 351 strani
Thomas Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, leaving behind a series of mysteries that captured the imaginations of historical investigators-an interest rekindled by the recent revelation that he fathered a child by Sally Hemmings, a woman he legally owned-yet there is still surprisingly little known about him as a man. In Jefferson's Secrets Andrew Burstein focuses on Jefferson's last days to create an emotionally powerful portrait of the uncensored private citizen who was also a giant of a man. Drawing on sources previous biographers have glossed over or missed entirely, Burstein uncovers, first and foremost, how Jefferson confronted his own mortality; and in doing so, he reveals how he viewed his sexual choices. Delving into Jefferson's soul, Burstein lays bare the president's thoughts about his own legacy, his predictions for American democracy, and his feelings regarding women and religion. The result is a moving and surprising work of history that sets a new standard, post-DNA, for the next generation's reassessment of the most evocative and provocative of this country's founders.
Mnenja - Napišite recenzijo
JEFFERSON'S SECRETS: Death and Desire at MonticelloUporabnikova ocena - Kirkus
Among the things that absorbed the Founding Father's waking thoughts: death, sex, God, and diarrhea.Burstein's title is rather more breathless than the contents of this accessible, scholarly account ... Celotno mnenje
Druge izdaje - Prikaži vse
Adams American appears believed body called cause Christian common concern considered correspondence cultural daughter death described desire early Ellen expressed father fear Federalists feeling felt female French Greek hand hope human imagination interest James Jesus John July kind knew language later less letter living Madison March Martha matter means meant medicine mind Monticello moral nature never Notes once passions physical political president published question race Randolph reason referred remained republican retirement Rush Sally Sally Hemings sensations sense sexual Short slavery slaves social society spirit things Thomas Jefferson thought tion TJP-LC Virginia wanted Washington wished woman women writing wrote York young
Infamous Scribblers: The Founding Fathers and the Rowdy Beginnings of ...
Omejen predogled - 2007