The Jefferson Lies by David Barton

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Barton debunks all of those claims and more with well-documented research that even includes some of Jefferson's own words and testimonies of his contemporaries.
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Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth. -Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have children by his slave, Sally Hemings? -Jefferson and Jesus: Did he really abandon the faith of ...
 

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David Barton is Professor of Language and Literacy in the Department of Linguistics at Lancaster University. He is Director of the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre. His main work has been concerned with carrying out detailed studies of literacy practices in different domains of life and with rethinking the nature of literacy in contemporary society. Glenn Beck was born on February 10, 1964. He is an American radio and television host, and conservative political commentator. His nationally-syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks. He has written numerous books that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. An Inconvenient Book, was released on November 20, 2007 and occupied #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of December 9, 2007. He also authored The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland. His first work of fiction, entitled The Christmas Sweater was released on November 11, 2008 and occupied the #1 slot on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of November 30, 2008 and the week of December 25, 2008. He followed that with his book, Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. His title 7 Wonders That Will Change Your Life made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. He also made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List in 2011 for his work The Snow Angel and The New York Times Best Seller List in 2011 for Being George Washington. His title Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say, made the 2012 New York Times Best Seller List, and Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns made the list in 2013.
 
Published February 15, 2013 by WallBuilder Press. 304 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Alan Pell Crawford on Apr 13 2012

No doubt Jefferson has suffered at the hands of glib revisionists. But attempting to make this complex man a simple, reassuring and unambiguously admirable figure does no service to his reputation—or to the American past.

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Reviewed by Kathi Peterson on Aug 09 2012

Barton debunks all of those claims and more with well-documented research that even includes some of Jefferson's own words and testimonies of his contemporaries.

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