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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the National Book AwardNew York Times Bestseller #1 on Esquires List of the 50 Best Biographies of All Time. "[A] commanding and important book." -- Jill Lepore, The New YorkerThis epic work -- named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon, the San Francisco Chronicle, and a notable book by the New York Times -- tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Now, historian and legal scholar Annette Gordon-Reed traces the Hemings family from its origins in Virginia in the 1700s to the familys dispersal after Jeffersons death in 1826. 37 illustrations

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Annette Gordon-Reed

Annette Gordon-Reed is a professor of law at New York Law School and a professor of history at Rutgers University. She is the author of "Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy" and "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family." She lives in New York City.

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