The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson

Paperback | January 11, 2000

byWilliam Howard Adams

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In 1784 Thomas Jefferson moved to the sophisticated and exhilarating city of Paris, where he spent the next five years as ambassador from the new United States of America. This engaging book recreates in word and illustration the atmosphere and personalities of prerevolutionary Paris, and it reveals the profound impact they had on one of America's first transatlantic citizens.

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Curator of the National Galley’s The Eye of Thomas Jefferson exhibition, William Howard Adams presents this highly accessible and captivating account of the years Thomas Jefferson spent in Paris as U.S. ambassador to France. Masterfully recreating the tumultuous society of 1784-1789 pre-Revolutionary France, The Paris Years of Thom...

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In 1784 Thomas Jefferson moved to the sophisticated and exhilarating city of Paris, where he spent the next five years as ambassador from the new United States of America. This engaging book recreates in word and illustration the atmosphere and personalities of prerevolutionary Paris, and it reveals the profound impact they had on one ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:January 11, 2000Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300082614

ISBN - 13:9780300082616

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Curator of the National Galley’s The Eye of Thomas Jefferson exhibition, William Howard Adams presents this highly accessible and captivating account of the years Thomas Jefferson spent in Paris as U.S. ambassador to France. Masterfully recreating the tumultuous society of 1784-1789 pre-Revolutionary France, The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson presents an unparalleled perspective on how the American was influenced by his time there, and its effect on his philosophy back in the United States.