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The life and work of Thomas Jefferson by Alan Axelrod

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Published by Alpha in Indianapolis, IN .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.,
  • Presidents -- United States -- Biography.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-293) and index.

Other titlesThomas Jefferson
StatementAlan Axelrod.
SeriesCritical lives
LC ClassificationsE332 .A94 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 300 p. :
Number of Pages300
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3957619M
ISBN 100028641426
LC Control Number2001090163

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