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Thomas Jefferson : statesman of science

Author: Silvio A Bedini
Publisher: New York : Macmillan, ©1990.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
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Bedini, Silvio A.
Thomas Jefferson.
New York : Macmillan, c1990
(OCoLC)555471566
Named Person: Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Silvio A Bedini
ISBN: 0028970411 9780028970417
OCLC Number: 20563767
Notes: Thomas Jefferson Foundation notes:
One Copy Gift From: Ron Laycock, 2003.
One SpecColl copy inscribed by author.
One Copy Gift From: Terry Belanger, 2009.
Thomas Jefferson : a comprehensive, annotated bibliography (by Frank Shuffelton)
Ron Laycock Collection of Lewis and Clark Literature
A biographical study of TJ which focuses on his interests in science and technology. This book differs from Edwin T. Martin's 1952 thematically organized monograph on TJ as scientist by putting his scientific activities and thinking more fully into the context of his everyday life, by showing his changing level of interest in particular areas of concern at different periods of his life, and by showing how his scientific imagination was crucially a social activity, something that revealed itself in his correspondence and conversations with those who shared his interests in science. The author is a master of the details of TJ's scientific life, but at time the details eclipse larger questions. The strictly biographic frame is marred by a tendency to impute psychological motives to TJ which are not often objectively supportable, but the book is, nevertheless, a valuable storehouse of information. -- Frank Shuffelton
Frontier gentry (1700-1760) -- Town and gown (1760-1762) -- Law and learning (1762-1772) -- Climate for greatness (1772-1781) -- "Measure of a shadow" (1781-1784) -- "The vaunted scene" (1784-1786) -- The Virginian abroad (1786-1789) -- The ship of state (1789-1792) -- The veiling of diplomacy (1792-1793) -- Rosinante stabled (1794-1796) -- "Honorable and easy" (1797-1801) -- "Spendid misery" (1801-1804) -- Philosopher president (1805-1807) -- "The Corps of Discovery" (1804-1807) -- "The shackles of power" (1805-1809) -- The twilight years (1809-1815) -- Venerable sage (1815-1824) -- The dream fulfilled (1824-1827).
Shuffelton Bibliography : Vol. 2 (1981-1990), No. 593
Description: xviii, 616 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Frontier gentry (1700-1760) --
Town and gown (1760-1762) --
Law and learning (1762-1772) --
Climate for greatness (1772-1781) --
"Measure of a shadow" (1781-1784) --
"The vaunted scene' (1784-1786) --
The Virginian abroad (1786-1789) --
The ship of state (1789-1792) --
The veiling of diplomacy (1792-1793) --
Rosinante stabled (1794-1796) --
"Honorable and easy" (1797-1801) --
"Splendid misery" (1801-1804) --
Philosopher president (1805-1807) --
"The corps of discovery" (1804-1807) --
"The shackles of power" (1805-1809) --
The twilight years (1809-1815) --
Venerable sage (1815-1824) --
The Dream fulfilled (1824-1827) --
Appendix: Documents.
Responsibility: Silvio A. Bedini.
Local System Bib Number:
3784
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