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Alan Pell Crawford has done a great service in telling the story of Jefferson in his retirement years. Jefferson is neither protrayed as an idol nor scandal riddled person. Rather, he is presented as a real person with issues in the context of post-revolution years. Actually, Jefferson comes out of this volume as a thoughtful though grim figure in his last days. His problems with debt, the loss of his beloved grandson, and the fact that Monticello was less than ideal for his later years are all here. The writing is beautiful and the reading of James Boles is outstanding. It places Jefferson in historical context and the listener will not be disappointed.
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I don't know if it is the reader....or the subject matter....but this was the dullest book I have ever downloaded. All the interesting and tittalating things about Jefferson were completely glossed (or should I say dronned) over.
In a word....boring.
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