Book Discussion on Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives… read more

Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in the Eminent Lives series. The author described both the public and private lives of Thomas Jefferson, including Jefferson’s position on the Enlightenment, nation building, and slavery. He emphasized Jefferson’s tremendous influence on the U.S. revolution and the future United States, such as with the Louisiana Purchase. After his presentation Mr. Hitchens answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 4, 2005
Last Aired:
Apr 15, 2013

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  • Jul 04, 2005 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 2005 | 11:17pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Apr 14, 2013 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Apr 15, 2013 | 1:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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