Books of Interest
Martha Jefferson: An Intimate Life with Thomas Jefferson
Martha Jefferson is the first and only biography of Thomas Jefferson's greatest love and true kindred spirit, who died an untimely death at the young age of 33 in 1782...Read more
by William G. Hyland Jr., Rowman & Littlefield, 2014
See the advance reviews for Martha Jefferson, An Intimate Life with Thomas Jefferson.
Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson
Dutiful Correspondent: Philosophical Essays on Thomas Jefferson
"This book began, harmlessly enough, as a series of philosophical essays on Thomas Jefferson that were intended to be independently published in selected scholarly journals. I had no intention of binding them together in a book. Yet as I proceeded with the first essay, I began another and then another, without finishing the first. Before long, I had a collection of some five or six incomplete essays on distinct philosophical topics. In each distinct paper, I kept putting forth similar points, because I was making significant discoveries about Jefferson the philosopher-viz., I was finding unexpectedly considerable philosophical content in his numerous writings." (From the Preface of Dutiful Correspondent)
by M. Andrew Holowchak, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2012
The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson
If you are unfamiliar with the basic details of the life of Thomas Jefferson, this should not be your first book. It is better that you read a biography first, such as Merrill Peterson's Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation.. Read more
by Kevin J. Hayes, Oxford University Press, 2008
Thomas Jefferson's Scrapbooks
Liberty, State, & Union: The Political Theory of Thomas Jefferson
It has become a conventional exercise in recent years to see Thomas Jefferson through the prism of slavery, as though that were the cornerstone on which his political and social philosophy should be examined. It has become almost mandatory for historians to pronounce Jefferson as ambivalent...Read more
by Luigi Marco Bassani, Mercer University Press, 2010
Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War
After the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson returned to Monticello and remained there for the greater part of the Revolutionary War. Read more...
by Michael Kranish, Oxford University Press (2010)
Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy
It is clear the author is troubled by the legal insufficiency of the evidence that Thomas Jefferson was the father to any of Sally Hemings children.
by Annette Gordon-Reed, University Press of Virginia (1997)
Understanding Thomas Jefferson
Despite the puff reviews on the jacket, this is not the book to read to "get to know" Thomas Jefferson. Read more...
by E. M. Halliday, HarperCollins (2001)
Siting Jefferson: Contemporary Artists Interpret Thomas Jefferson's Legacy
Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson: History, Memory and Civic Culture
Edited by Peter S. Onuf, University Press of Virginia (1993)
Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy
Francis D. Cogliano suggests his Thomas Jefferson: Reputation and Legacy can be a successor to The Jefferson Image in the American Mind by Merrill D. Peterson. That's quite a stretch, but Reputation and Legacy is well worth the reader's time.
by Francis D. Cogliano, University of Virginia Press (2006)
Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson
The title is in quotation marks, as if Jefferson actually wrote such a thing, but in fact he did not. The title completely changes the meaning of what Jefferson actually wrote to the very opposite of what Jefferson meant. Read more…
by Lucia Stanton, University of Virginia Press (2012)