The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson
This book, first published in 1871, is one of the most worthy, educational, and inspiring reads I have come across. Thomas Jefferson’s life has been woefully distorted and falsified by historical revisionists today. It is important that children understand the truth about this extraordinary man. Jefferson’s great-granddaughter wrote the book based on letters and writings by Jefferson and about Jefferson by those who knew him. I love books that are based on original sources. This book, although written so long ago, is more of a challenging read, but it is very engaging—not dry and dull. It kept me turning the pages. I was amazed at the devoted love he showed toward his family and country; I was inspired by the way he treated British prisoners; and I was motivated to work harder and learn more in my own life. This book can be read free on Gutenberg.org.
(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)
|North America, United States
|18th Century, 1700s
|The Good and the Beautiful Library