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Thomas Jefferson

Head of State (13-Apr-1743 — 4-Jul-1826)


William Howard Adams. The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson. Yale University Press. 1997.

Stephen E. Ambrose. Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West. Simon & Schuster. 1996. 511pp.

Joyce Appleby. Thomas Jefferson. New York: Times Books. 2003. 208pp.

Silvio A. Bedini. Thomas Jefferson and His Copying Machines. University Press of Virginia. 1984. 239pp.

Max Beloff. Thomas Jefferson and American Democracy. London: Hodder & Stoughton. 1948. 271pp.

Michael Knox Beran. Jefferson's Demons: Portrait of a Restless Mind. Simon and Schuster. 2003. 265pp.

Daniel Boorstin. The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1948. 306pp.

Claude G. Bowers. Jefferson in Power: The Death Struggle of the Federalists. Houghton Mifflin. 1936. 538pp.

Claude G. Bowers. The Young Jefferson: 1743-1789. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1945.

Andrew Burstein. The Inner Jefferson: Portrait of a Grieving Optimist. University Press of Virginia. 1995. 334pp.

Andrew Burstein; Nancy Isenberg. Madison and Jefferson. New York: Random House. 2010. 848pp.

Lester J. Cappon (editor). The Adams-Jefferson Letters: The Complete Correspondence Between Thomas Jefferson and Abigail and John Adams. University of North Carolina Press. 1959. (2 vols.) 282pp.+ 355pp.

Henry Steele Commager. Jefferson, Nationalism, and the Enlightenment. New York: George Braziller. 1975. 196pp.

Alan Pell Crawford. Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson. Random House. 2008. 322pp.

Noble E. Cunningham. The Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson. Louisiana State University Press. 1987. 414pp.

Joseph J. Ellis. American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. Vintage Books. 1998. 464pp.

John E. Ferling. Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation. New York: Bloomsbury. 2013. 464pp.

E. M. Halliday. Understanding Thomas Jefferson. Harper Collins. 2001. 284pp.

Francis W. Hirst. Life and Letters of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Macmillan. 1926. 588pp.

Lawrence S. Kaplan. Thomas Jefferson: Westward the Course of Empire. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources. 1999. 198pp.

Malcolm Kelsall. Jefferson and the Iconography of Romanticism: Folk, Land, Culture, and the Romantic Nation. St. Martin's Press. 1999. 224pp.

Roger G. Kennedy. Burr, Hamilton and Jefferson: A Study in Character. Oxford University Press. 2000. 528pp.

Jon Kukla. Mr. Jefferson's Women. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 2007. 279pp.

Dumas Malone. Jefferson and His Time. Boston: Little, Brown. 1948-81. (6 vols.)

Alf J. Mapp. Thomas Jefferson: Passionate Pilgrim. Madison Books. 2000. 445pp.

Forrest McDonald. The Presidency of Thomas Jefferson. University Press of Kansas. 1976. 216pp.

Jack McLaughlin. Jefferson and Monticello: The Biography of a Builder. Henry Holt. 1988. 481pp.

David S. Muzzey. Thomas Jefferson. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1919.

Albert Jay Nock. Mr. Jefferson. 1926.

Saul K. Padover. Jefferson. New York: Harcourt, Brace. 1942. 459pp.

Merrill Peterson. Thomas Jefferson and the New Nation. Oxford University Press. 1970.

Henry S. Randall. The Life of Thomas Jefferson. 1858-71. (3 vols.)

Willard Sterne Randall. Thomas Jefferson: A Life. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1993. 708pp.

Sarah N. Randolph. The Domestic Life of Thomas Jefferson. 1871.

Bernard W. Sheehan. Seeds of Extinction: Jeffersonian Philanthropy and the American Indian. W. W. Norton. 1974. 301pp.

Thomas E. Watson. The Life and Times of Thomas Jefferson. New York: D. Appleton and Company. 1903. 534pp.

Bernard A. Weisberger. America Afire: Jefferson, Adams, and the Revolutionary Election of 1800. New York: Morrow/Avon. 2000. 345pp.

Joseph Wheelan. Jefferson's Vendetta: The Pursuit of Aaron Burr and the Judiciary. Carroll & Graf. 2005. 336pp.

Leonard Wibberley. Young Man From Piedmont: The Youth of Thomas Jefferson. New York: Ariel Books. 1963.

Byron W. Woodson, Sr.. A President in the Family: Thomas Jefferson, Sally Hemings, and Thomas Woodson. Westport, CT: Praeger. 2001. 271pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Congressional Biography [link]

  6. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.607)

  9. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.777)

  10. Webster's American Biographies (p.545)

  11. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.380)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.527)

  13. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.372)

  14. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.259)

  15. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.346)

  16. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (pp.492-96)

  17. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.279)

  18. Notable U.S. Ambassadors Since 1775 (pp.189-94)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.176)

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