Saving Monticello : The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House that Jefferson Built

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Saving Monticello : The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Rescue the House that Jefferson Built

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Marc Leepson

When Thomas Jefferson died on the Fourth of July 1826 -- the nation's fiftieth birthday -- he was more than $100,000 in debt. Forced to sell thousands of acres of his lands and nearly all of his furniture and artwork, in 1831 his heirs bid a final goodbye to Monticello itself. The house their illustrious patriarch had lovingly designed in the Blue ... More

Publisher Free Press

Language English

Pages 269

Published

Size 410 kB