Jayne D’Alessandro-Cox has written a book about Thomas Jefferson’s life from when he was a youth up to age 30. Evidently, in spite of the large number of books written about him, no one ever thought to cover his younger years. While his outstanding achievements didn’t happen until later, clearly this was his formative time where his philosophy of individual rights and freedoms evolved. In addition, he was an accomplished surveyor, doing much work towards helping develop the New World. Ms. D’Alessandro-Cox spent many hours in obscure Virginia libraries, researching her book out, finding details that we all but forgotten over time.
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