Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Book Review -- "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf

I recently enjoyed the audiobook version of "Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination by Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf. The authors alert the reader at the beginning of the book that it is not a chronological biography of Jefferson, which I found somewhat disappointing, since that was what I was expecting. It was, however, a scholarly study of various aspects of his life, especially his family and personal life. While I was and am more interested in his public life, I enjoyed the audiobook.