The Sage of Monticello

The Sage of Monticello Review

'The Sage of Monticello' brilliantly recounts the accomplishments, friendships, and family difficulties of Jefferson's last seventeen years--including his retirement from Washington and the presidency, his correspondence with John Adams and James Madison, his mounting personal tribulations, and his role in the founding of the Library of Congress and the University of Virginia, where he proved himself to be an extraordinary educator and architect as well as a statesman. This is a fitting final chapter in the life of one of America's greatest men.

Title:The Sage of Monticello
Edition Language:English

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  • Aaron Million

    The final volume covering the long life of Thomas Jefferson, with this one being solely devoted to his years in retirement at his mountaintop home, Monticello. Jefferson lived for seventeen years afte...

  • Steve

    http://bestpresidentialbios.com/2013/...“Jefferson and His Time: The Sage of Monticello” is the sixth and final volume in Dumas Malone’s groundbreaking biographical account of Thomas Jefferson...

  • Andrew Canfield

    The Sage of Monticello is the final entry in Dumas Malone's six part study of Thomas Jefferson's life and times. This work earned the Pulitzer Prize for History in the 1970s, and readers would be hard...

  • Sue

    Great final book in a great series. It seemed as if there were three main focuses of this book. Jefferson's family, his debts and the U of Virginia. It was all very interesting information. I wasn't a...

  • Lisa-Michele

    A scholarly look at Thomas Jefferson's during his final years after leaving the White House. This is the sixth and final volume of a Pulitzer Prize-winning series on Jefferson by University of Virgini...

  • Nathan

    The final installment of Dumas Malone's sexpartite saga, "The Sage of Monticello" is devoted to the private Jefferson, the citizen Jefferson and what those two figures meant for America in conjunction...

  • James Violand

    This review applies to the entire series, Jefferson and His Times.Anyone who wants to understand a fraction of Jefferson, needs to start here. This work is the source that most academicians use. It is...

  • John Harder

    Of the six volume series I enjoyed the first book and this final one the most. I think this because it primarily delves into the personality of Jefferson more deeply. The other volumes focus a lot on ...

  • Buddy Don

    At long last, I've finishedthis long hagiography. Dumas Malone certainly loves and admires his hero, TJ (as he refers to him throughout), but he is incapable of acknowledging any historical evidence f...

  • Guera25

    This was enjoyable, but like its aged and declining subject, it felt exhausted, and there were certain chapters, particularly in the beginning that felt perfunctory if not peremptory. I got the sense ...