A Novel

Book - 1993
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In the magnificent tradition if Gore Vidal's  Lincoln and Burr, Max Byrd reveals a Thomas Jefferson  we've never met before... It is 1784, and  Jefferson, the newly appointed American ambassador to the  court of LouisXviand  Marie-Antoinette had just arrived in Paris-a city adrift  in intrigue, upheaval, and temptation that will  challenge his principles, incite his passions, and  change Thomas Jefferson forever... Through the eyes  of his impressionable young secretary, William  Short, we watch as the future president builds his  dream of an America with fellow patriots John Adams  and Ben Franklin, and as he struggles between  political ambition and an unexpected crisis of the  heart with a woman who has the power to destroy him.  And we discover-behind the face the complex  Virginian show the world-an enigmatic statesman who  fights for individual liberty even as he keeps the  slave, who champions freewill even a he denies it to  his daughters, and who fights for individual  liberty even as he keeps slaves, who champions free  will even as he denied it to his daughters, and who  holds men to the highest standards of honor-even as  he embarks on a shadowy double life of his own... From the Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Bantam Books, 1993.
ISBN: 9780553094701
Branch Call Number: FICTION Byrd Max
Characteristics: 424 p. ;,25 cm.


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