In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize—winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Such is the art of power.
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Shelves: own-and-read This did offer new information as well as a different perspective to me where Lincoln is concerned. Charnwood is an apologist for Lincoln to the extreme so one has to understand that going in. I will list the quotes I want to remember quickly below. These books he did read, and read again, and pondered, not with any This did offer new information as well as a different perspective to me where Lincoln is concerned.
These books he did read, and read again, and pondered, not with any dreamy or purely intellectual interest but like one who desires the weapon of learning for practical ends, and desires also to have patterns of what life should be.
Rare occasion, such as can arouse a passionate sense of justice, would kindle his slow, kind nature with a sudden fire. The armies of the North and South alike had to be commanded and staffed to a great extent by men who first studied their profession in that war. This expresses my idea of democracy. For me, some events from the U. A slight free-flowing language would have made the reading better.
Lastly, it took me months to finish this book as much of the times I have to use the internet to understand the backdrop, geography, political figures involved in the chapter. I will recommend this book only to those peculiar readers who are into biography or for research purpose. Others might get easily bored due to the detailing.