"Behold me at length on the vaunted scene of Europe!"
Thomas Jefferson, 1785
As American Minister to France, 1784-1789, Jefferson was inspired by the neo-classical architectural style then in vogue in Paris, particularly the Hôtel de Salm, the Hôtel de Langeac, and the Maison Carrée.
"Travelling is good for your health and necessary for your amusement"
Thomas Jefferson, 1788
Divided into three sections, this biography reveals a striking personal dimension to Jefferson's life. The second section, "Traveller," covers Jefferson's five-year sojourn to Paris.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham gives us a complete vision of Thomas Jefferson the man, from birth to his last days - through the Revolutionary War and his years as President
John B. Boles plumbs every facet of Thomas Jefferson's life, including Jefferson the politician and political thinker; the architect; scientist; bibliophile; paleontologist; musician; and gourmet.
Thomas Jefferson's ice cream recipe was inspired from his time in France and is one of only ten recipes in his handwriting that still exists today.
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