Jefferson s Secrets Death and Desire in Monticello None

  • Title: Jefferson's Secrets: Death and Desire in Monticello
  • Author: Andrew Burstein
  • ISBN: 9780465008124
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Now I have to start this by saying that I love Thomas Jefferson (I know David, you don't like him, but you wear his shirts). There so much fascinating information about Jefferson out there--much of it written in a highly engaging style. This book--not so much. Written by a professor at the University of Tulsa (we need to check the suicide rate in the history department there), his pedantic writing style is an excellent cover for the genuinely interesting information contained in this volume. Thi [...]

    2. This book was such a chore to get through! It was boring awfully written and the interesting information passed me by because it was so scarce! It you want to learn more about Jefferson, do NOT read this book! (The first chapter was all about his bodily functions! I mean come of ewwww!)

    3. delved into jefferson's psyche. 1. his relationship with sally hemmings was not romantic, but carried out merely to fulfill his sexual needs. he looked up to the greeks, who supported this type of behavior. 2. the book discussed his views on religion-which are much like mine. spiritual in nature.3. jefferson was unwilling to address slavery because he believed people with black skin were truly inferior. he ascribed psychological and intellectual traits to physical attributes. i can't remember th [...]

    4. As an exceptional researcher, Andrew Burstein, once again, has shared with us his academic understanding of Thomas Jefferson. Analyzing Jefferson's post-retirement personal letters, business writings, and book collection, this researcher shares with us Jefferson thoughts concerning such matters as his personal religion, slavery, sex, women in "his" modern society, science, medicine, and death.Burnstein address the question of how the author of the Declaration of Independence ("all men are create [...]

    5. This was a well-researched biography of Thomas Jefferson, who is a fascinating individual. It covers his life with emphasis on his career in politics and later, his retirement years. While the man had his flaws, there's a lot to admire. Anyone who almost goes broke buying books is my kind of people (and probably yours if you're on this site). He stuck by his beliefs about religion, even when it cost him politically. One thing that really struck me was that, when he was elected President, since i [...]

    6. Thomas Jefferson died of dysentery and had an enlarged prostate. I could have lived my whole life without knowing these facts. The author focuses on Jefferson's letters from later in his life. As the title suggests, the author tries to piece together Jefferson's inner impressions, feelings, and motivations. In some places, his analysis is fascinating. Other places, it seems a bit too much to buy. In other places, I had trouble staying interested. In all, a smart book that I'm glad was written, b [...]

    7. TJ was an amazing individual. A geniusete with quirks and a very deft strategist. Kind of like rolling Plato, Descartes, Socrates, and Mark Twain together, if you can imagine that.Jefferson predicted a remarkable amount of what he "feared" would happen to this country. The part that worries me is what will ultimately happen in this country, if his predictions hold. I'm not even suggesting that he is some kind of Nostradamus or anything, just a very astute observer.--He had some seriously scary p [...]

    8. Jefferson's retirement years, according to Burstein, have been much neglected by historians and biographers. He takes it upon himself to remedy that situation. Here we have Burstein's intelligent interpretation of the retired president's views on politics, religion, death, sex, and even slavery. I liked how he constructed his exploration, which including looking backward from TJ's later years. Interesting, well written, and well researched, with a reasonably objective and balanced discussion of [...]

    9. I was looking forward to this being an interesting biography, but I was sorely disappointed. It's very rare that I don't finish a book once I've started it, but I couldn't make it all they way through. It wasn't about Jefferson so much as about random medical trivia and his beliefs on good diet and excercise. I couldn't handle it.

    10. This unfortunate book was written like a soap opera, and has about as much credibility. Yet, in spite of the sensationalist agenda, it manages to be quite boring. The audio version is also greatly diminished by the narrator who has an annoying, grating voice and can't even manage to pronounce "Monticello" correctly.

    11. Interesting read on Thomas Jeffersons ideas and thoughts on science, medicine, religion, politics, death, race and women's place in society. Based on TJ's letters and correspondence, the author grants the reader a glimpse into the brillant yet conflicted mind of one of my favorite founding fathers. So many more questions left to be answered

    12. An interesting review of some of the lesser known interests and academic pursuits of Thomas Jefferson. Includes his interest in the study of medicine as well as the debate on whether women should read novels and the whole topic of educating women.

    13. Towards the end of Thomas Jefferson's life, he apparently held many secrets or opinions about various aspects of his life, including that of slavery and his relationship with Sally Hemings. Here's some fascinating insight into those "secrets".

    14. The author seemed more interested in spouting off his knowledge about philosophy and poetry, than discussing tj.

    15. I wanted to like it, the back cover made it seem more like novel than textbook, but the actual writing reminded me it was actually a textbook, and not an interesting one at that

    16. Oy vay, I will never finish this book. It is pompous and boring. The history of desire? Desire and Science?? I want Jefferson in the flesh and blood. So far, this is horrible.

    17. Considering the topics, I found it rather dry. Didn't finish it. But what I did read made me like Jefferson less

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