Book Bares Thomas Jefferson’s Contributions to America and its People

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Author Esther Franklin’s “Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers” is a deftly crafted volume and valuable resource that offers extensive information about the Founding Father which most individuals have not learned before

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Thomas Jefferson was an enduring remarkable symbol of freedom who made tremendously significant changes in America’s history. He became the third president of the fledgling United States of America, helped author the Declaration of Independence, the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and fathered the University of Virginia. He was a great inspiration, and still is an inspiration, to many; but how well do people know him? Readers will embark on an informative and historical literary adventure as author Esther Franklin unleashes significant information about this notable man and leader in her book, Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers.

This reinforcement volume contains multiple questions that are reactions to the author’s presentations about “The Others At Monticello.” The chapters in Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers are a collection of these presentations rewritten to include both new materials, and feelings gained from different audiences. It is a result of more years of study of books, films, and recordings about Jefferson created since Franklin began her original research. This book guides the way to Jefferson’s contributions to America’s thinking and institutions. It is laden with quotes that lead readers to explore the most fruitful research literature; it will help teachers direct their students’ research to find answers about Jefferson’s beliefs. Leaders of other groups (book clubs, retirement homes) may use also.

Detailed, very informative and designed for a wide audience, this extremely useful book poses many questions designed to expand the thinking and direction of the Delvers and consequently, make the research for Jefferson’s views on multiple subjects even more enticing—making history enjoyable and entertaining while allowing the readers to meet and know more about the Founding Father which most individuals have not learned before.

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About the Author
Esther Franklin’s historical novel, “The Others At Monticello” is the result of 10 years of research. She lived in Charlottesville, Va., for three of those years and spent many hours at both of Thomas Jefferson’s homes. She also used extensive resources at the Library of Congress and other institutions in addition to scholarly books about the Third President. She became acquainted with a number of his descendants. Following publication of the book, she made presentations at educational meetings, such as California Council for the Social Studies and California Association of School Librarians as well as to other groups, Book Clubs and Humanist Forums.

Thomas Jefferson: Inquiry History for Daring Delvers * by Esther Franklin
Publication Date: July 18, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 397 pages; 978-1-4771-2706-3
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 397 pages; 978-1-4771-2707-0

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