Dumas Malone’s classic six-volume biography Jefferson and His Time was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in history and became the standard work on Jefferson’s life.

Volume 3. Jefferson and the Ordeal of Liberty

Beginning with Jefferson’s final year of service as secretary of state in Washington’s cabinet, this volume takes on one of the most significant and controversial years in Jefferson’s life and indeed in modern Western history, while also exploring Jefferson’s retirement to Monticello, his decision to lead the opposition party, and his own election as president in 1801.