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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (213 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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This is the first volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone’s Pulitzer Prize–winning six-volume work on the life and times of Thomas Jefferson. Based on vast resources, it covers Jefferson’s ancestry, youth, education, and legal career; his marriage and the building of Monticello; the drafting of the Declaration of Independence and the Notes on Virginia; his highly controversial governorship; and his early services to the development of the West.

This is no mere introduction to the third president of the United States. This is a detailed, elegantly written account of a brilliant political mind and his life in Virginia.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This is going to be the Jefferson…it will endure as one of the imperishable monuments of biography—and take note that I don’t say ‘American biography,’ I say biography period.”

    Gerald W. Johnson

  • “Malone is the giant on whose shoulders every subsequent scholar of Jefferson stands, and his work remains seminal in shaping our understanding of who Jefferson was. Both from a purely scholarly standpoint and outside the groves of academe, Malone’s biography of Jefferson is simply a gread read.”

    Joseph J. Ellis, National Book Award–winning author of American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson

  • “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

  • “Prodigiously researched and felicitously written, Dumas Malone’s multi-volume Jefferson and His Time is one of the great biographies of the twentieth century.”

    New Republic

  • “‘Perfect’ best describes Anna Fields’ reading of a very detailed account of Thomas Jefferson’s first forty-one years.”


  • 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 Theodore | 7/24/2012

    " Very comprehensive. Thouroughly pro-Jefferson, but that's expected in this sort of biography. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ron | 6/18/2012

    " A book from a different time. Published in 1948, this first of a projected multi-volume work gives Jefferson a bye on many of the controversy's which have since embroiled his life. Perhaps it's good the balance the current, tabloid gossip with a solid biography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Omar Masood | 10/29/2011

    " Dry but informative. This is the first volume of Malone's six volume biography of Jefferson. Needless to say, it provides a wealth of information on Jefferson. If you are a student of Jefferson this is a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Heath | 8/18/2011

    " Unfathomably well-researched, well-written, and comprehensive. Can't wait to read the next five. "

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