Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, 1st ed., Signed
Meacham on Jefferson!
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power deserves a place as among the finest works by Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Lincoln, Jackson, and other American greats.
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.
The Jefferson story resonates today not least because he led his nation through ferocious partisanship and cultural warfare amid economic change and external threats, and also because he embodies an eternal drama, the struggle of the leadership of a nation to achieve greatness in a difficult and confounding world.
Very good; dust jacket. Signed.
Jon Meacham. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. NY: Random House, 2012. 1st edition, 800p.
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