Jefferson and the Rights of Man Author:Dumas Malone Critical praise for JEFFERSON AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN: — "Malone brings to this second volume of his JEFFERSON AND HIS TIMES the qualities of style and judgment which distinguished JEFFERSON THE VIRGINIAN. The writing is urbane and gracious; the scholarship careful and discriminating and the biographer's judgment fair-minded, even-tempered and alm... more »ost always persuasive. The vivid details of Jefferson's life flow harmoniously into the larger structure of politics and philosophy, and the result does justice,within its intentions, both to the trivia of personal biography and to the overriding political and intellectual issues of the age."--Arthur Schlesinger,Jr.
"JEFFERSON AND THE RIGHTS OF MAN is better, even, than its predecessor, and that is saying a great deal. What I like particularly is that Malone carries his great learning so lightly, that he has, by some miracle, achieved something of Jefferson's own combination of profundity and erudition and gracefulness."--Henry Steele Commager« less