Sunday, July 06, 2008

Jefferson's Great Gamble

Jefferson's Great Gamble by by Charles Cerami was a really quick read.

I'm not sure I really learned very much that I didn't already know but for a quick research tool for one wanting to learn about the Louisiana Purchase, it is a great beginning. Cerami did fill me in on some of the more important players I hadn't known or had forgotten.

He also gives appropriate homage to Jefferson's anguish over the expansion of Presidential and, therefore federal, powers by seizing the the opportunity which could not be refused.

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