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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (87 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jack McLaughlin Narrator: Christopher Hur Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Because our homes reflect our selves - our personalities and tastes, and most significantly, our psyches - Monticello, the labor of a lifetime and possibly the most creative endeavor of an immensely creative mind, is a fitting avenue by which to approach the life of Thomas Jefferson. Such is the path taken in this biography, and unlike previous works that have centered on the political man and his public career, the portrait that emerges focuses on his domestic life.

This, then, is a life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the prism of his love affair with Monticello. Close up, this is an absorbing portrait of a towering but complex figure whose energies and interests remain a source of awe and delight. At a distance, it is an engaging look at the 18th Century mind: rational, curious, systematic, but also amusing, playful, and comfort-loving. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Yvonne Carter | 9/7/2012

    " Seeing Jefferson architect and builder, what he was doing with Monticello instead of seeing his political life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ann | 7/5/2012

    " For history buffs -- follow along as Jefferson builds and rebuilds and remodels Monticello over the course of his adult life. Includes lots of detail about daily life at Monticello and TJ's habits. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tim Cim | 5/24/2012

    " A classic publish or perish book that put me to sleep. Far too in depth with the details. i.e. - I don't care how much he spent on bricks from each brick maker and how much time each guy took to lay the bricks. Honestly - I made it half way through but just couldn't finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chip | 12/21/2011

    " A really great profile of the man and the madness that it took to create such an architectural landmark. It doesn't glorify the crazy old bugger, makes him seem human. "

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