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Did you know that Thomas Jefferson rewrote the Bible? 

Although one can speak of Thomas Jefferson in a tediously factual way, he was an enigma. Historically, he is noted for writing the Declaration of Independence, which was a daring and courageous statement of the rights of Americans and, indeed, of all people. 

Hidden beneath the many cloaks of legalistic terminologies that he was fond of using, all the strengths and vulnerabilities of Jefferson as a man were there, too. Like many people of today, he had a difficult childhood. He also liked to party while in college and loved to play the fiddle. 

The names of his friends and colleagues are featured in all the history books of yesteryear and today - Patrick Henry, John Adams, George Washington, Lewis and Clark, Benjamin Harrison, and Lafayette. Thomas Jefferson also knew the scoundrels of the day like Benedict Arnold and Aaron Burr. 

He was not only a lawyer, a statesman, and a founding father of the USA but a political and moral philosopher. He even rewrote the Bible. But that's not all.... 

This captivating history audiobook covers topics such as: 

  • Young Jefferson leaps into adulthood
  • “Two if by sea!” – Jefferson: Evolution into a Revolutionary
  • Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence
  • The “War” governor of Virginia
  • The many roles of Thomas Jefferson 1785-1800
  • The third president of the US
  • Jefferson re-elected in 1804
  • Intellectual, writer, farmer
  • And much more!

So if you want to learn more about the remarkable life of Thomas Jefferson, listen to this audiobook now!

©2018 Captivating History (P)2018 Captivating History

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Detailed Biography of Thomas Jefferson.

Captivating History's writing team leaves little out, detailing Jefferson's life and legacy from birth to current day. He delves into the everyday life of the third President as well as into Jefferson's trials and tribulations...into his passions and character, his beliefs and his focus to make certain America a democracy. An enlightening read of the history of a country and the character of the man who insured liberty for all in it.

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A great story...

A decent overview of Rome under the early emperors. Of course, nothing you read will tell you everything there is to know, but this book is a worthwhile addition to your library.

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Enjoyed this book...

Well written and researched. I thought the author's view was fairly objective. All data is well managed and greatly visualized.

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Living in the history, I am part of it now.

A very complicated person who did accomplish many difficult tasks for the fledgling Nation. We reap the benefits of his efforts every day.

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Overall a great book...

Such an Interesting Book about a very interesting and great man, Thomas Jefferson. I really did enjoy reading about the stories of his greatness, however also about the failures to because as always there are lessons to learn from the failures. Overall a great book and I shall definitely recommend it for others to read!

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Balanced portrait of a President.

The author did a good job of presenting all facets of Jefferson the man. One improvement of the online version of the book would be a closer look at grammatical usage and sentence structure.

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Love Jefferson...

With all his flaws and greatness it shows no one is perfect and still may accomplish great things. Enjoyed the read.

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Our great third President.

The author did with remarkable praise for Jefferson, given the criticism throughout the book, "Examining his failings is worthwhile because it reminds us that even the truly great are liable to err due to cultural bias, self-interest, and simple ignorance."

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Great book about America's founding father's.

This is A critical biography of our third President. The author clearly struggles to explain how the author of the the famous "all men are created equal" in the Declaration of Independence could have shuck a strong view on slavery. The author highlights the differences between Gorge Washington's handling of slaves (freeing them in his will) and Thomas Jefferson's keeping a concubine.

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Good read, very informative.

Great book about one of America's founding father's. This is a great biography of a 'man of his times'. We would do well today to follow his guidance in this crazy misled world. This tells much more than what we learned in school history classes. I highly recommend reading this book.