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  • emAmerican Sphinx Thomas Jeffersonem
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    American Sphinx: Thomas Jefferson

    Professor Ellis is the author of American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson. He discussed the controversy surrounding this week’s discovery of DNA evidence that Thomas Jefferson was…

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  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams
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    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams

    After an introduction by Mr. Samuelson, Professor Ellis talked about the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. He is the author of biographies of both presidents. After his…

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  • Book Critics Circle Nominee Readings
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    Book Critics Circle Nominee Readings

    This program featured readings by nominees for the National Book Critics Circle Awards. The National Book Critics Circle is a 25 year old organization, comprised of some 600 book critics and book…

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  • The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams
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    The Legacy of Jefferson and Adams

    Moderated by Mr. Samuelson, a panel of Jefferson scholars discussed the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and John Adams and their contributions to the founding of the United States.…

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  • College of William and Mary Commencement
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    College of William and Mary Commencement

    Mr. Ellis, author of American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, delivered the commencement address at the College of William and Mary. He talked about expectations, competition and…

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