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Author: Dumas Malone Narrator: Anna Fields Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Jefferson and His Time Series Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9781483069227
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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

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

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robfussell | 7/2/2011

    " white guy #3 vol 1 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean | 12/3/2010

    " Malone is the quintessential Jefferson biographer, so this is a must-read if you're into Jefferson. Good details of Jefferson's early life in Virginia. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 2/28/2010

    " Maybe it's a little overburdened with facts, but you won't find a better or more comprehensive introduction to Jefferson. Still have to read the other five volumes.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 2/21/2010

    " First in a series of six. "

About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Kate Fleming (a.k.a. Anna Fields) (1965–2006), winner of more than a dozen Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award in 2004, was one of the most respected narrators in the industry. Trained at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, she was also a director, producer, and technician at her own studio, Cedar House Audio.