Thomas Jefferson The Art of Power.

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. "Drawing on archives in the United States, England, and France, as well as unpublished transcripts of Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all American history.


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