The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson

By Sarah N. Randolph
Level 12

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

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region North America, United States
Period 18th Century, 1700s
Genre Nonfiction
Digital Format E-book
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
  • E-Book
  • Hard to Find
  • Gentle Favorite
  • 3 Entertainment Value
  • 5 Moral Value
  • 5 Educational Value
  • 4 Literary Value
Rating System