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Author Name    Mclaughlin, Jack

Title   Jefferson and Monticello The Biography of a Builder

Binding   Paperback

Book Condition   Good+ with no dust jacket

Publisher    Holt Paperbacks 1990

ISBN Number    0805014632 / 9780805014631

Inventory Number   88540

1.3 x 9.06 x 6.1 Inches; 496 pages; This book, a National Book Award nominee in 1988, is the life of Thomas Jefferson as seen through the prism of his love affair with Monticello. For over half a century, it was his consuming passion, his most serious amusement. With a sure command of sources and skilled intuitive understanding of Jefferson, McLaughlin crafts and uncommon portrait of builder and building alike. En route he tells us much about life in Virginia; about Monticello's craftsmen and how they worked their materials; about slavery, class, and family; and, above all, about the multiplicity of domestic concerns that preoccupied this complex man. It is and engaging and incisive look at the eighteenth-century mind: systematic, rational, and curious, but also playful, comfort-loving, and amusing. Ultimately, it provides readers with great insight into daily life in Colonial and Federal America.

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