Most Blessed of the Patriarchs

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Hailed by critics and embraced by readers, -Most Blessed of the Patriarchs- is one of the richest and most insightful accounts of Thomas Jefferson in a generation. Following her Pulitzer Prize-winning The Hemingses of Monticello, Annette Gordon-Reed has teamed with Peter S. Onuf to present a provocative and absorbing character study, -a fresh and layered analysis- (New York Times Book Review) that reveals our third president as -a dynamic, complex and oftentimes contradictory human being- (Chicago Tribune). Gordon-Reed and Onuf fundamentally challenge much of what we thought we knew, and through their painstaking research and vivid prose create a portrait of Jefferson, as he might have painted himself, one -comprised of equal parts sun and shadow- (Jane Kamensky).

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