The Women Jefferson Loved by Virginia ScharffThe Women Jefferson Loved by Virginia Scharff

The Women Jefferson Loved

byVirginia Scharff

Paperback | October 25, 2011

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“A focused, fresh spin on Jeffersonian biography.” —Kirkus Reviews

In the tradition of Annette Gordon-Reed’s The Hemingses of Monticello and David McCullough’s John Adams, historian Virginia Scharff offers a compelling, highly readable multi-generational biography revealing how the women Thomas Jefferson loved shaped the third president’s ideas and his vision for the nation. Scharff creates a nuanced portrait of the preeminent founding father, examining Jefferson through the eyes of the women who were closest to him, from his mother to his wife and daughters to Sally Hemings and the slave family he began with her.

Virginia Scharff is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico and holds the Women of the West Chair at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles. She is also the author of four mystery/suspense novels penned under the name Virginia Swift.
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Title:The Women Jefferson LovedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.12 inPublished:October 25, 2011Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061227080

ISBN - 13:9780061227080

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“If you think there’s nothing new to learn about Thomas Jefferson, think again-and read this original, shrewd and above all compassionate book. Virginia Scharff introduces us to the remarkable women who, as much as Jefferson himself, illuminate their time through their lives and their strength of character.”