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Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson By Alan Pell Crawford

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Alan Pell Crawford
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(00:29:53)

Thomas Jefferson returned to Monticello in 1809 at the end of his second presidential term and died there seventeen years later. In his new book, Alan Pell Crawford reveals the private Jefferson at home, coping with debt and illness, mediating family quarrels, and navigating public disputes, still a towering figure in the early republic. Mr. Crawford's previous book on a Virginia subject was Unwise Passions: A True Story of a Remarkable Woman—and the First Great Scandal of Eighteenth-Century America.
(Introduction by Paul A. Levengood)