The book is an excellent biography of our third president and the first major one written since the confirmation of the Sally Hemings affair. The story is balanced, very well written and flows smoothly. It fairly covers his many accomplishments, his broad knowledge on so many topics as well as his personal fears and shortcomings. The book confirmed for me that Jefferson was the best thinker among our founding fathers.
If you have the time and like to read history, you will love this one.