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by Alf J. Mapp

  • Author: Alf J. Mapp
  • ISBN: 0819157821
  • ISBN13: 978-0819157829
  • ePub: 1966 kb | FB2: 1993 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Leaders & Notable People
  • Publisher: Madison Books; First Edition edition (March 13, 1987)
  • Pages: 487
  • Rating: 4.6/5
  • Votes: 578
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Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826, Presidents. New York : Madison Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

Volume 23, Issue 3. December 1989, p. 465. Alf J. MappJr. Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity (Lanham, M. & London: Madison Books, 1987, £1. 5). Pp. 487. ISBN 0 1. S. G. F. Spackman (a1). University of St Andrews. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 16 January 2009.

It does though, require the reader to keep a dictionary close by as Mapp's vocabulary seems more extensive in contrast with words used by T. Jefferson

It does though, require the reader to keep a dictionary close by as Mapp's vocabulary seems more extensive in contrast with words used by T. Jefferson. One can benefit from taking the time to look up the meaning of the words in the dictionary, but it takes much longer to read the book. I am giving a two star because when the book arrived, from the seller, it did not have a dust cover, and it had a decided mildew odor.

As Alf Mapp’s book reveals, Thomas Jefferson’s legacy is hardly the sole property of American liberals; but . But as Mapp convincingly reveals in Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identify, Jefferson’s slips from grace were far from isolated.

As Alf Mapp’s book reveals, Thomas Jefferson’s legacy is hardly the sole property of American liberals; but neither is he by any means a staunch conservative. Indeed, it is the main premise of Mapp’s book that the story of Thomas Jefferson in American history is a strange case of mistaken identity resulting in part from willful misrepresentation but even more from the wishful thinking of both admirers and detractors.

Thomas Jefferson : America's Paradoxical Patriot. Select Format: Hardcover. Artist and Intellectual as Founding Father. com User, December 18, 2000.

Eagerly awaited by readers of Alf Mapp's best-selling Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity, this final volume follows Jefferson from his inauguration as President in 1801 to his death at the age of 83 on July 4, 1826.

Thomas Jefferson: Musician and Violinist, A book detailing Thomas Jefferson's love of music, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 75 pages; ISBN 978-1-882886-12-8; Book.

Thomas Jefferson: A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity, Madison Books, 487 pages; ISBN 9780819157829 Book. Thomas Jefferson: Musician and Violinist, A book detailing Thomas Jefferson's love of music, Thomas Jefferson Foundation, 75 pages; ISBN 978-1-882886-12-8; Book. Santrey, Laurence (1985).

It is the major premise of this book that the story of Thomas Jefferson in American History is a strange case of mistaken identity resulting in part from willful misrepresentation but even more from the wishful thinking of both admirers and detractors.
Agarus
This is a great book. It should be read in tandem with McCullough's "John Adams".
Darksinger
Outstanding svc. good book.
Bynelad
Nice price, nice condition.
FLIDER
D.N.A. does not lie!
Page 264 said the both Carr nephews admitted to fathering Sally's children. If they said that they were liars. So it was another

Jefferson. Oh, really...did these relatives travel so easily at that time period. I think not. If they all came back they would be on

Jerry Springer...Sally Hemings would get the ultimate insult of beached whale. I do like the book when it talks history....Sally

loved France ,(and what woman would not?) Do not belittle people ... even if you have never met them because they have been dead

for a few hundred years.
Giamah
This volume is the first of Mapp's two volume biography of Jefferson. It concludes at the time of Jefferson's first election as President of the United States. The author has done extensive research on the events of Jefferson's life and the circumstances of the days during which he lived. He benefited from access to materials at the College of William and Mary, Jefferson's and Mapp's alma mater.

The writing style is academic in nature. This is not a book written to be widely purchased by the book-buying public. Many will find the writing style to be burdensome. But, the depth of detail on Jefferson is enough to satisfy the most ardent Jefferson-phile.

The last chapter of this volume is a discussion of whether Jefferson is a liberal or a conservative. Mapp has written a very enjoyable and enlightening discussion that highlights the contradictions of Jefferson's life. For example, slavery versus "all men are created equal" or his purchase of the Louisiana Territory without Congressional approval versus his antipathy for a monarchial President and his leanings toward very limited government action. All of this forms the framework for a discussion that is on point with political ideologies of the current times. The suggestion by Mapp that Jefferson's contradictions are born of his great intelligence and the ability to see every side of every issue is a very intriguing notion. If you were to read no other chapter of the book, this last chapter would be worth the time and may even stir the reader to start at the beginning and read the whole book.
Mogelv
This is a decent book. I was truly excited about reading it. I was particularly fascinated by the author's use of the paradoxes of Jefferson's words and deeds.
However, I found it hard to read due to the author's needlessly pretentious word choice. My appetence for consummating the reading of this tome was stymied by a repetitious exigence to avail myself of a dictionary due to polysyllabic profundity. ;-)
Tcaruieb
I found it rather difficult to finish this rather long book. (422 pages not including endnotes and index). Length, however, was not what made it difficult. For some reason Alf J. Mapp believes it necessary to use difficult language at nearly every turn when such language is not necessary. I consider myself an above average reader and I must say that I struggled all the way through. The book would have been far more enjoyable had Mapp conversed in a style more acceptable to those of us who aren't quite up to his education level.

His use of language, quite frankly, makes his biography quite boring. Unless you're a collector of Jefferson books as I am, I would recommend getting your biography elsewhere.
Alf J. Mapp, Jr.'s biography of Thomas Jefferson, A Strange Case of Mistaken Identity, successfully conveys the unique personality qualities that resided in one of our most influential and least understood Founding Fathers.
Rereading this biography on the heels of the Clinton Presidency one is struck by the similarities and differences between these two politicians. While Jefferson's intellect and accomplishments will never be equalled by William Jefferson Clinton, the outgoing incumbent shares certain characteristics with his namesake which the Mapp biography lucidly described five years before Clinton ran for office. The major difference between these two men may be that Thomas Jefferson did not hunger after the public's love the way a modern politician must in order to succeed. It is also highly doubtful that the American Public today would ever vote for an intellectual of such obviously of artistic temperment and intellect as the 3rd President. The "Elvis Presley" folksy charm of Bill Clinton is probably why he succeeded in his quest while Al Gore fell short in the Electoral College. Mapp's book succeeds in bringing forth what eluded many biographers before him, and that is the intensity of the passion and animosity that Thomas Jefferson stimulated in his politican adversaries. In this he clearly brings our outgoing current President to mind.
There are other parallels between the Jefferson legacy and the Clinton White House, the commitment to internationalism for one, and an egalitarian commitment to popular access to higher education for another. But the times and the men are ultimately different, and understanding this basic fact is made most palbable by Mapp's major contribution to a considerable trove of already existing Jefferson literature.
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