Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1992 Noble E. Cunningham, Jr. "In Pursuit of Reason: The Life of Thomas Jefferson" Limited Edition. Fuil gunuine leather. No dust-jacket as issued. Heavily gilt edged in 22K gold. Archival quality paper. Yellow silk moire end papers. Bound-in satin ribbon bookmark.
From The Library of Great Lives series by the publisher.
A major contribution. Washington Post
The authoritative single-volume biography of Thomas Jefferson, perhaps the most significant figure in American history. He was a complex and compelling man: a fervent advocate of democracy who enjoyed the life of a southern aristocrat and owned slaves, a revolutionary who became president, a believer in states' rights who did much to further the power of the federal government. Drawing on the recent explosion of Jeffersonian scholarship and fresh readings of original sources, IN PURSUIT OF REASON is a monument to Jefferson that will endure for generations.
About the author
Noble E. Cunningham, Jr., one of the foremost scholars of the life and thought of Thomas Jefferson, was born in 1926 in Evans Landing, Indiana, he served with the U.S. Army, 1944-1946, and received a B.A. from the University of Louisville in 1948. He earned his M.A. (1949) and Ph.D., with honors, from Duke University (1952). He taught at Wake Forest College and the University of Richmond before joining the history department of the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1964. There he served as associate professor, full professor, the Byler Distinguished Professor (1980-1981), the Frederick A. Middlebush Professor (1986-1988), and the Curators Professor of History (1988-1997). In 1997 he became Curators Professor of History Emeritus.
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