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Download Jefferson's Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Michael Knox Beran Narrator: Dan Cashman Publisher: Phoenix Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In Jefferson's Demons, Michael Knox Beran examines episodes of melancholia in Jefferson's life. In particular, he focuses on the journey Jefferson made to Europe in 1787 to escape the depression that set in due to his tumultuous experience as governor of Virginia following the Revolution and his wife Martha's death. Like Gary Wills' Lincoln at Gettysburg, Beran's revelatory narrative weaves together intellectual history with biography to show how Jefferson embraced the idea of classicism. In the end, the author offers a new assessment of Jefferson that demonstrates that this enigmatically cool and collected intellectual was also a man of great passion. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kierstin | 12/15/2012

    " An interesting insight into the anti-federalist movement and the birth of the two-party system from the perspective of Jefferson portrayed as a petulant drama queen. Who said presidents were boring? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Karen | 2/16/2012

    " Generally a very interesting read. However, by the end my personal ennui was his use of the term ennui! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kierstin | 5/7/2009

    " An interesting insight into the anti-federalist movement and the birth of the two-party system from the perspective of Jefferson portrayed as a petulant drama queen. Who said presidents were boring? "

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