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Author Adams, William Howard.

Title The Paris years of Thomas Jefferson / William Howard Adams ; original photography by Adelaide De Menil
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, [1997]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 354 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Taking leave -- A provincial prelude -- The city -- The patriot aesthete -- The liberal, literary, scientific air of Paris -- The diplomat -- The women in his life -- "Storm in the atmosphere"
Summary Adam's principal focus is on Jefferson's role as the preeminent American envoy in Europe after the departure of Benjamin Franklin, his participation in the cultural and political life of the city, and his private intrigues to help his friends bring the Bourbon monarchy to heel. Finally, Adams places the author of the Declaration of Independence in the middle of his second revolution and chronicles the dramatic events leading to the upheaval of 1788-1789. The book is richly illustrated with art of the period and with specially commissioned photographs of Parisian sites by Adelaide de Menil
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 book recreates in word and illustration the atmosphere and personalities of prerevolutionary Paris, and it reveals the profound impact they had on one of America's first transatlantic citizens
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-339) and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris.
Americans -- France -- Paris -- History -- 18th century.
Diplomats -- France -- Paris -- Biography.
Enlightenment -- France -- Paris.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Paris (France) -- History -- 1715-1789.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 18th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300161549 (electronic bk.)
9780300161540 (electronic bk.)