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James B. Conroy
Jefferson's white House

“An ambitious, enlightening, and brilliantly realized project.” Peter S. Onuf, Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas Jefferson Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia

“James B. Conroy is a gifted writer and historian. There is something almost magical about the way he transports us back to the world of Thomas Jefferson..." Evan Thomas, award winning journalist, best-selling historian, and author of First: Sandra Day O’Connor

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Lincoln's White House

“Gripping, atmospheric, and at times spellbinding...” Harold Holzer, author of Lincoln and the Power of the Press, winner of The Lincoln Prize

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“An ambitious, enlightening, and brilliantly realized project.” Peter S. Onuf, Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas Jefferson Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia

“James B. Conroy is a gifted writer and historian. There is something almost magical about the way he transports us back into the world of Thomas Jefferson by recreating, through telling detail, the President’s House as it was in the beginning, new and raw but elegant and worldly, as contradictory as its brilliant occupant.” Evan Thomas, award winning journalist, historian, and author of First: Sandra Day O’Connor

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Awards for Lincoln's White House

• Co-Winner of the GILDER LEHRMAN LINCOLN PRIZE for 2017 [more]

• Winner of THE ABRAHAM LINCOLN INSTITUTE BOOK AWARD for 2017  [more]

• A History Book Club bestseller

 

Published by
Rowman and Littlefield

JEFFERSON'S WHITE HOUSE Available from:
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Lyon Press

 

Praise for JEFFERSON'S WHITE HOUSE

“This well-researched and colorfully written book deftly humanizes Jefferson and reveals the traits that endeared him to family and friends and disarmed potential political enemies. It is a significant contribution to Jefferson scholarship.” John Boles, author of Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

“[A]n invaluable contribution to our understanding of a controversial figure at a critical time in the new American nation’s history . . . sympathetic yet unsparing . . . An ambitious, enlightening, and brilliantly realized project.” Peter S. Onuf, Pulitzer Prize-winning Thomas Jefferson Professor of History Emeritus, University of Virginia, and coauthor of Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

"Jefferson’s White House vividly captures the third president’s time in America’s most iconic home. James Conroy goes into incredible architectural and aesthetic detail, highlighting not only how Jefferson understood and used these spaces to project his political and ideological beliefs, but also how visitors, dignitaries, peers, and enslaved persons experienced them firsthand. For anyone interested in Jefferson’s presidency and the relationship between politics and place, this is a must read.” Matthew Costello, Senior Historian at The White House Historical Association