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The Jefferson conspiracies : a president's role in the assassination of Meriwether Lewis, David Leon Chandler

Label
The Jefferson conspiracies : a president's role in the assassination of Meriwether Lewis
Title
The Jefferson conspiracies
Title remainder
a president's role in the assassination of Meriwether Lewis
Statement of responsibility
David Leon Chandler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Three years after his famous exploration of the West, Meriwether Lewis was at the height of his reputation and career. He was governor of the Louisiana Territory, Thomas Jefferson's protege, and a viable presidential candidate. Then in 1809, at the age of thirty-five, Lewis was found dead in the yard of a backwoods Tennessee inn. Since that time, historians have fostered the belief that Meriwether Lewis was a suicide - an alcoholic, and a depressive personality. Now - nearly two hundred years later - Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Leon Chandler exposes the truth behind this death in The Jefferson Conspiracies. Key among the players in this forefathers' whodunit is Thomas Jefferson, the president who penned the Declaration of Independence. His multifaceted personality encompassed the brilliant mind of a philosopher as well as that of a tough, cagey power broker. As his career soared, so did his reputation - which had to be protected at all costs, even if that meant sacrificing others. Lewis's chief antagonist - although unbeknownst to him - is James Wilkinson, a strutting, womanizing Revolutionary War general who had the patronage of George Washington. The Jefferson Conspiracies proves that he was an informant working for the Spanish, with secret ambitions to be president. It also examines the question of whether Aaron Burr was a traitor and how his schemes might have unintentionally laid the groundwork for murder. And it gives vivid detail to a young nation reaching for independence and stability, destroying any who posed threats to its authority
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chandler, David Leon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F592.7
LC item number
.L68 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Lewis, Meriwether
  • Jefferson, Thomas
  • Tod
Label
The Jefferson conspiracies : a president's role in the assassination of Meriwether Lewis, David Leon Chandler
Link
https://archive.org/details/jeffersonconspir00chan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780688143527
Lccn
93047264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29548892
  • (OCoLC)ocm29548892
Label
The Jefferson conspiracies : a president's role in the assassination of Meriwether Lewis, David Leon Chandler
Link
https://archive.org/details/jeffersonconspir00chan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [330]-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
368 pages
Isbn
9780688143527
Lccn
93047264
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29548892
  • (OCoLC)ocm29548892

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