Thomas Jefferson An Intimate History Author:Fawn M. Brodie thomas jefferson, the sensual man — This challenging new biograpy is a rich, three-dimensional portrait that dares to explore the shadowy relationship between Thomas Jefferson's inner life and his public life, including the beautiful quadroon slave, Sally Hemings, and his liaison with the fascinating painter, Maria Cosway. — Where others have focu... more »sed on Jefferson and the life of the mind, Fawn Brodie has concentrated on Jefferson and the life of the heart, showing for the first time the largely unknow man of feeling and passion.
Mrs. Brodie has also examined Jefferson's ambivalent feelings about revolution, race, religion, power and love - made new discoveries, settled old controversies and written an exciting work of great force and imagination.
"Brilliant, Provacative..a biography that no one interested in the man or his times should miss." -Larry McMurtry, Washing Post Book World
"A Fascinating and Responsible Book." New York Times Book Review« less