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Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac

Jefferson's White House: Monticello on the Potomac

by James B. Conroy


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As the first president to occupy the White House for an entire term, Thomas Jefferson shaped the president’s residence, literally and figuratively, more than any of its other occupants. Remarkably enough, however, though many books have immortalized Jefferson’s Monticello, none has been devoted to the vibrant look, feel, and energy of his still more famous and consequential home from 1801 to 1809. In Monticello on the Potomac, James B. Conroy, author of the award-winning Lincoln’s White House offers a vivid, highly readable account of how life was lived in Jefferson’s White House and the young nation’s rustic capital.

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ISBN-13: 9781538108468
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/23/2019
Pages: 328
Sales rank: 568,216
Product dimensions: 1.60(w) x 4.30(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

James Conroy is the author of Our One Common Country: Abraham Lincoln and the Hampton Roads Peace Conference of 1865 (Lyons Press, 2014) and Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime (R&L, 2016), co-winner of the 2017 Gilder Lerhman Lincoln Prize and winner of the 2017 Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Prize. He resides on Boston’s South Shore. Conroy speaks extensively and has been featured on C-Span Book TV.

Table of Contents

1. It Was More Than I Expected
2. With Very Decent Respect
3. True Republicanism
4. Men of 1776
5. Notions of Equality
6. Grumble Who Will
7. Chiefly of the Sneering Kind
8. A French Way of Cooking Them
9. Unfinished Persons
10. I Found It Detestable
11. By No Means Dangerous
12. This Will Be the Cause of War
13. Madame Eve
14. Highly Embellished With Indian Finery
15. Oriental Luxury and Taste
16. Age Has Some Effect Upon Him
17. Chained to a Writing Table
18. The Hermit of Monticello
Selected Bibliography

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