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Author Crawford, Alan Pell
Title Twilight at Monticello : the final years of Thomas Jefferson / Alan Pell Crawford
Imprint New York : Random House, c2008
book jacket
 Mo  B 973.46092 C899    AVAILABLE    30550100440989
Edition 1st ed
Descript xxviii, 322 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note A society of would-be country squires -- An upcountry prince -- The education of a philosopher -- The young revolutionary -- The crucible of revolution -- "Whence he might contemplate the whole universe" -- "The hated occupations of politics" -- The revolutionary takes command -- "In a state of almost total incapacity -- "A prisoner released from his chains" -- "Elevated above the mass of mankind" -- "When I expect to settle my grandchildren" -- "The shock of an earthquate" -- Old friends reunited -- At war again -- "This enterprise is for the young" -- "When I reflect that God is just" -- A library for "the American statesman" -- Jeff Randolph takes a wife -- The realm of "sobriety and cool reason" -- "To witness the death of all our companions" -- "The eternal preservation of-- republican principles" -- The indulgent patriarch -- The "yellow children" of the mountaintop -- "Something very great and very new" -- Struggling "all our lives with debt & difficulty" -- Blood in the streets of Charlottesville -- Fire, sickness, drought, and storm -- A philosophe's faith -- "We shall have every religious man in Virginia against us" -- The death knell of the Union -- The "hideous evil" of slavery -- "Ah, Jefferson!" "Ah, Lafayette!" -- "More than patience could endure" -- "Take care of me when dead-- " -- "An inspiration from the realms of bliss" -- "I have given my whole life to my country" -- "Is it the fourth?"
Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Monticello (Va.) -- History -- 19th century
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Homes and haunts -- Virginia -- Albemarle County
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Presidents -- Retirement -- United States -- Case studies
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Family
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Friends and associates
Albemarle County (Va.) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Plantation life -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- History -- 19th century
Presidents -- United States -- Biography
Ex-presidents -- United States -- Biography
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