Dionysus, what did you think of American Sphinx? I'm trying to find a good biography of Jefferson and can't decide where to start.
It's an excellent unbiased look at Thomas Jefferson. I had a lot of false impressions about Thomas Jefferson floating around in my head before I read this book and it straightened me out. The guy was hypocritical in a lot of ways (especially on the slavery issue), but was also a radical revolutionary beyond what many of the other founding fathers would have approved. In a lot of ways it made me respect the man even more as he remained consistent in his ideas of revolution and the power of the mob to dictate policy and create a government with limited powers that worked to protect individual liberty. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in Thomas Jefferson and the American Revolution in general.
Edit - Maybe I should read the moderator posts first. I'll respond in the appropriate thread next time.
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Behold, God's Son is come unto this land, Of heaven's hot splendour lit to life, when she Of Thebes, even I, Dionysus, whom the brand Who bore me, Cadmus' daughter Semele, Died here. So, changed in shape from God to man... to show me in men's sight - Manifest God.