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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (74 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dumas Malone Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jefferson and His Time Series Release Date:
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The fifth volume of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Jefferson series completes the story of his presidency, carrying him through his troubled second term but also to the end of an official career that spanned some forty years. Although Jefferson remained the major unifying factor in his party, the government, and the country, he was confronted by a succession of events that frustrated even his masterful statesmanship. Here is a vibrant account of Jefferson’s disparate activities—sponsoring the Lewis and Clark Expedition, concluding the naval “war” with the Barbary pirates, engaging in a political duel with Chief Justice Marshall over the trial of Aaron Burr, attempting to impose an embargo on exports in reaction to the impression of American seamen by foreign powers, and, finally, retiring to his beloved haven at Monticello.

Jefferson’s withdrawal from office was only a prelude to the outstanding public service he was still to render as a private citizen. The productive last years of Jefferson’s life are the subject of the final volume in this monumental biography.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Jefferson and His Time is a masterly achievement of scholarship, the finest biography of Jefferson we have or are likely to have, and a monumental triumph of the senior American historian.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Malone illuminates with erudition and narrative skill. It would appear…that Malone has read and evaluated everything of consequence ever written by or about Jefferson.”

    New Republic

  • Part of a 1975Pulitzer Prize winning series for History

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robfussell | 1/21/2010

    " white guy #3 vol 5 "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Gary Smith | 2/14/2009

    " Extremely in-depth biography, but difficult to read. Probably best-suited for an academic study of Jefferson's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robfussell | 2/8/2008

    " white guy #3 vol 5 "

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About the Author
Author Dumas Malone

Dumas Malone (1892–1986) taught history at American universities such as Yale and Columbia and served for seven years as director of the Harvard University Press before becoming the biographer-in-residence at the University of Virginia. His work as historian and biographer has earned him several honors, including the Pulitzer Prize, the Thomas Jefferson Award, the John F. Kennedy Medal, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.