Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder

By: McLaughlin, Jack

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Ink name on front flyleaf, pages very faintly toned. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 481 pp. 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.

Title: Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder

Author: McLaughlin, Jack

Categories: Colonial Era, American Presidents, Architecture,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Owl Books: 1990

ISBN Number: 0805014632

ISBN Number 13: 9780805014631

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2273426