The Paris Years of Thomas Jefferson

Author(s): 
Adams, William Howard
ISBN: 
0300069030
Date published: 
January 1997
Paperback
Price: 
£21.00
Pages: 
320

In 1784 Thomas Jefferson moved to the sophisticated and exhilarating city of Paris, where he spent the next five years as minister from the new United States of America. These were formative years for France, for the United States, and for Jefferson's cultural and intellectual development. This engaging illustrated book recreates the atmosphere and personalities of prerevolutionary Paris, and it reveals the profound impact they had on one of America's first transatlantic citizens.