August 23, 2018

Monticello: The Official Guide to Thomas Jefferson's World - Review

Book details
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: National Geographic (March 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1426215061
ISBN-13: 978-1426215063

Book description
For the first time, Monticello has an official guidebook that reflects the unique statesman and inventor Thomas Jefferson, his home, and his world. Showcasing the recent restoration of the home and plantation, it features information about the slaves of Mulberry Row, as well as the state-of-the-art visitor and education center. Each of the guide's 144 pages is designed to showcase the topics in its five chapters: Thomas Jefferson, Before Your Visit, The House, The Plantation, and the Neighborhood. Photographs, art and cutaways, and maps accompany featured stories both iconic and little-known from Monticello's curators.

Meet the author
The THOMAS JEFFERSON FOUNDATION was incorporated in 1923 to “preserve Monticello as a memorial to Thomas Jefferson and his ideas.” As the owner and operator of the estate, the company has been dedicated to its dual mission of preservation and education for more than 90 years. It has painstakingly worked to restore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, seek out original furnishings, reacquire plantation lands, and expand educational programs.

My thoughts
I really enjoyed this book. For someone who is unable to go visit Monticello at this time but would love to it is a way to see inside the famous home of Thomas Jefferson. I liked how there was not only pictures but facts included. This book was also rich with history of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson and the lands. The pictures were well taken and were very crisp. I am glad that checked this book out as it was worth the time I took to read it. 

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