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Thomas Jefferson's America

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  • 2006 Creative Child Magazine Seal of Excellence Award
  • 2006 NAPPA GOLD AWARD

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Thomas Jefferson lived a dozen lifetimes in one. Patriot, scientist, architect, president, author of the Declaration of Independence, he preferred above all titles, "father" and "grandfather". Yet time and again, demand for his unique skills drew hih from the quiet home he loved. In this recording, you will thrill to true stories of war and peace, loyalty and betrayal, battles against empires and struggles against slavery.

  • Preface: The Nature of Heroes
  • Tom's Mountain with Dabney Carr
  • Williamsburg: Law and Revolution with Patrick Henry
  • A December Night with Martha Jefferson
  • The Declaration of Independence with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams
  • Paris with John and Abigail Adams and the Marquis de Lafayette
  • Jefferson versus Hamilton with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton
  • Friend and Foe Sit Down to Dine with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton
  • The Presidency and the Louisiana Purchase with Hamilton, Burr, Adams, Monroe and Lewis and Clark
  • Coming Home: Monticello/University of Virginia with the Jefferson Family, Madison and James Monroe
  • A Tearful Reunion with the Marquis de Lafayette
  • "Thomas Jefferson Still Survives" with John Adams, James Monroe and James Madison

"Listeners get a real feel for the politics of the time, life at Monticello, and the personalities involved in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence." —School Library Journal

"Weiss is able to convey the urgency, emotion and importance of the times...his style is authentic and charming, never condescending...adults will also fine it enjoyable." —Foreword Magazine

Timeline: Late 1700's-1826 (United States)