The Jefferson Lies
- Exposing the Myths You've Always Believed About Thomas Jefferson
- Narrated by: Bill DeWees
- Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 13-04-12
- Language: English
- Publisher: Oasis Audio
In The Jefferson Lies, prominent historian David Barton sets out to correct the distorted image of once-beloved founding father Thomas Jefferson. To do so, Barton tackles seven myths head-on, including:
Did Thomas Jefferson really have a child by his young slave girl, Sally Hemings?
Did he write his own Bible, excluding the parts of Christianity with which he disagreed?
Was he a racist who opposed civil rights and equality for black Americans?
Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and state, advocate the secularizing of public life?
Through Jefferson’s own words and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the man from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a man who revered Jesus, a classical Renaissance man - and a man whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a better world for this nation and its posterity. For America, the time to remember these truths again is now.
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By Kindle Customer on 21-05-12
Barton used primary sources to back up his assertions. Upon further research of those sources- Barton nailed it. His critics both inside and outside of Amazon do not debunk this well foot-noted and accurate work. Read it yourself. If you have the time, research it yourself. In my opinion, you will come to one conclusion concerning Thomas Jefferson - He was indeed a brilliant Christian President. And another conclusions concerning the critics of this book - they are either ignorant of history, or willfully ignorant of primary source history.
In conclusion,some time during the last half of the past century, the history of Thomas Jefferson was stolen. Stolen, in my opinion, by "academicians" who during a more genteel time would have been labeled what the are - charlatans.
25 of 37 people found this review helpful
By David on 08-03-14
What did you like best about this story?
How well researched it was with source documentation noted. This was an excellent and captivating story. I hesitated to get it, but am very glad that I did. So much of what I thought about Jefferson has been proved incorrect.
What does Bill DeWees bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Reader of the book was not my favorite. It wasn't bad, just not great but that is probably more of a personal preference because there was nothing I could point to that was wrong with the reading.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
No, but it totally kept my interest. I actually finished the book much faster than others.
8 of 12 people found this review helpful