Alan Pell Crawford discusses Thomas Jefferson’s final years.

March 17, 2008
Right up until his death on the 50th anniversary of America’s founding, Thomas Jefferson remained an indispensable man, albeit a supremely human one. Based on new research and documents culled from the Library of Congress, the Virginia Historical Society, and other special collections, including hitherto unexamined letters from family, friends, and Monticello neighbors, Alan Pell Crawford paints an authoritative and deeply moving portrait of Thomas Jefferson as private citizen ‹ the first original depiction of the man in more than a generation.

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