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Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Jon Meacham

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Passionate about many things-women, his family, books, science, architecture, gardens, friends, Monticello, and Paris-Jefferson loved America most, and he strove over and over again, despite fierce opposition, to realize his vision: the creation, survival, and success of popular government in America. Jon Meacham lets us see Jefferson's world as Jefferson himself saw it, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity-and the genius of the new nation-lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. From the writing of the Declaration of Independence to elegant dinners in Paris and in the Presiden

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Passionate about many things-women, his family, books, science, architecture, gardens, friends, Monticello, and Paris-Jefferson loved America most, and he strove over and over again, despite fierce opposition, to realize his vision: the creation, survival, and success of popular government in America. Jon Meacham lets us see Jefferson's world as Jefferson himself saw it, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity-and the genius of the new nation-lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. From the writing of the Declaration of Independence to elegant dinners in Paris and in the Presiden
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Washington Post • Entertainment Weekly • The Seattle Times • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Bloomberg Businessweek In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. Thomas Jefferson hated confrontation, and yet his understanding of power and of human nature enabled him to move men and to marshal ideas, to learn from his mistakes, and to prevail. Passionate about many things-women, his family, books, science, architecture, gardens, friends, Monticello, and Paris-Jefferson loved America most, and he strove over and over again, despite fierce opposition, to realize his vision: the creation, survival, and success of popular government in America. Jon Meacham lets us see Jefferson's world as Jefferson himself saw it, and to appreciate how Jefferson found the means to endure and win in the face of rife partisan division, economic uncertainty, and external threat. Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history. The father of the ideal of individual liberty, of the Louisiana Purchase, of the Lewis and Clark expedition, and of the settling of the West, Jefferson recognized that the genius of humanity-and the genius of the new nation-lay in the possibility of progress, of discovering the undiscovered and seeking the unknown. From the writing of the Declaration of Independence to elegant dinners in Paris and in the Presiden

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Herrmann

Length:

18h 48m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

32:35


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:01


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

25:30


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

31:21


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

24:10


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

27:07


Part 2, Chapter 6
Part 2, Chapter 6

24:26


Part 2, Chapter 7
Part 2, Chapter 7

14:32


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

30:36


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

23:26


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

15:13


Part 3, Chapter 11
Part 3, Chapter 11

22:34


Part 3, Chapter 12
Part 3, Chapter 12

16:02


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

16:00


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

10:51


Part 4, Chapter 15
Part 4, Chapter 15

18:31


Part 4, Chapter 16
Part 4, Chapter 16

10:17


Part 4, Chapter 17
Part 4, Chapter 17

23:59


Part 5, Chapter 18
Part 5, Chapter 18

20:31


Part 5, Chapter 19
Part 5, Chapter 19

20:14


Part 5, Chapter 20
Part 5, Chapter 20

19:33


Part 5, Chapter 21
Part 5, Chapter 21

26:05


Part 5, Chapter 22
Part 5, Chapter 22

26:47


Part 6, Chapter 23
Part 6, Chapter 23

34:49


Part 6, Chapter 24
Part 6, Chapter 24

28:24


Part 6, Chapter 25
Part 6, Chapter 25

27:01


Part 6, Chapter 26
Part 6, Chapter 26

18:44


Part 7, Chapter 27
Part 7, Chapter 27

36:35


Part 7, Chapter 28
Part 7, Chapter 28

27:05


Part 7, Chapter 29
Part 7, Chapter 29

24:27


Part 7, Chapter 30
Part 7, Chapter 30

25:08


Part 7, Chapter 31
Part 7, Chapter 31

24:15


Part 8, Chapter 32
Part 8, Chapter 32

31:44


Part 8, Chapter 33
Part 8, Chapter 33

28:32


Part 8, Chapter 34
Part 8, Chapter 34

24:58


Part 8, Chapter 35
Part 8, Chapter 35

24:23


Part 8, Chapter 36
Part 8, Chapter 36

48:02


Part 8, Chapter 37
Part 8, Chapter 37

23:55


Part 8, Chapter 38
Part 8, Chapter 38

25:17


Part 8, Chapter 39
Part 8, Chapter 39

12:25


Part 9, Chapter 40
Part 9, Chapter 40

42:40


Part 9, Chapter 41
Part 9, Chapter 41

28:18


Part 9, Chapter 42
Part 9, Chapter 42

36:42


Part 9, Chapter 43
Part 9, Chapter 43

16:34


Part 9, Chapter 44
Part 9, Chapter 44

20:18


Part 9, Chapter 45
Part 9, Chapter 45

07:15


Part 9, Chapter 46
Part 9, Chapter 46

00:28