Mr. Jeffersons University Garry Wills

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Mr. Jeffersons University by Garry Wills
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In the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed hardcover, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Wills explores Thomas Jeffersons final and favorite achievement, the University of Virginia.The University of Virginia is one ofMoreIn the paperback edition of the critically acclaimed hardcover, bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winner Garry Wills explores Thomas Jeffersons final and favorite achievement, the University of Virginia.The University of Virginia is one of Americas greatest architectural treasures and one of Thomas Jeffersons proudest achievements.

At his request his headstone says nothing of his service as Americas first Secretary of State or its third President. It says simply: Here was buried Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia. For this political genius was a supremely gifted artist as well, and of all Jeffersons stunning accomplishments, the school he built in Charlottesville is perhaps the most perfect expression of the man himself: as leader, as architect, and as philosopher.In this engrossing, perceptive book, Garry Wills once again displays the keen intelligence and eloquent style that have won him great critical praise as he explores the creation of a masterpiece, tracing its evolution from Jeffersons idea of an academical village into a classically beautiful campus.

Mr. Jeffersons University is at once a wonderful chronicle of the birth of a national institution and a deft portrait of the towering American who brought it to life.There is much auspicious history to explore here, and Wills does so with great narrative skills. —Richmond Times-DispatchHis command of the subject is formidable. —Los Angeles Times



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