The four years that Thomas Jefferson spent in France vastly expanded his worldview, and the ideas he brought back to America helped shape the young nation. Two hundred years later, author Derek Baxter was inspired to recreate Jefferson’s journeys through Europe and write about his experience.

In this live Q&A Baxter discusses his new book, “In Pursuit of Jefferson: Traveling through Europe with the Most Perplexing Founding Father,” and how he used Jefferson’s travels as a guide to explore architecture, food and wine, natural history, and social issues in order to learn more about both Jefferson and himself.

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