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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (92 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 Sage of Monticello is the sixth and final volume of distinguished historian Dumas Malone’s epic masterwork, Jefferson and His Time, a biography begun in 1943 and awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history in 1975. More wide ranging than the preceding volumes, The Sage of Monticello brilliantly recounts the accomplishments, friendships, and family difficulties of Jefferson’s last seventeen years—including his retirement from the presidency, his correspondence with John Adams and James Madison, his personal tribulations and debt, and his major role in the founding of the Library of Congress and the University of Virginia. Revealing Jefferson’s shift from the realm of politics to his roles as family man, architect, and educational enthusiast, this is a fitting final chapter in the life of one of America’s greatest men.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Magnificent.”

    New York Times Book Review

  •  “All students of Jefferson are in [Malone’s] debt.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • “One of the great biographies of the twentieth century.”

     New Republic

  • “Malone has proved himself to be Jefferson’s finest biographer.”

    Journal of American History

  • 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 Jon Laiche | 2/4/2013

    " This book helped to direct and define my career as scholar, historian, teacher, techie, and modern pagan. Jefferson is one of the four people from history, I would choose to have a long dinner with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robfussell | 6/17/2012

    " white guy #3 vol 6 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tim Lebsack | 3/25/2012

    " Fantastic. It takes a while to get through because Malone is detailed and thorough. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by David Hill | 2/8/2011

    " My 4* rating is for the six volume set. At 3,000 pages it's perhaps a bit long, but it's complete. "

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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.