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Thomas Jefferson's America - Jim Weiss

Thomas Jefferson's America - Jim Weiss
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Thomas Jefferson's America - Jim Weiss
Thomas Jefferson's America performed by Jim Weiss

Thomas Jefferson lived a dozen lifetimes in one. Patriot, scientist, architect, president, author of the Declaration of Independence, he preferred above all titles, "father" and "grandfather". Yet time and again, demand for his unique skills drew hih from the quiet home he loved. In this recording, you will thrill to true stories of war and peace, loyalty and betrayal, battles against empires and struggles against slavery.

Stories Included:
  • Preface: The Nature of Heroes
  • Tom's Mountain with Dabney Carr
  • Williamsburg: Law and Revolution with Patrick Henry
  • A December Night with Martha Jefferson
  • The Declaration of Independence with Benjamin Franklin and John Adams
  • Paris with John and Abigail Adams and the Marquis de Lafayette
  • Jefferson versus Hamilton with George Washington and Alexander Hamilton
  • Friend and Foe Sit Down to Dine with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton
  • The Presidency and the Louisiana Purchase with Hamilton, Burr, Adams, Monroe and Lewis and Clark
  • Coming Home: Monticello/University of Virginia with the Jefferson Family, Madison and James Monroe
  • A Tearful Reunion with the Marquis de Lafayette
  • "Thomas Jefferson Still Survives" with John Adams, James Monroe and James Madison


Audio CD Details:
  • Audio CD Length: 1 hour
  • Recommended Ages: 7 and up


"Listeners get a real feel for the politics of the time, life at Monticello, and the personalities involved in the drafting of the Declaration of Independence." - School Library Journal

"Weiss is able to convey the urgency, emotion and importance of the times...his style is authentic and charming, never condescending...adults will also fine it enjoyable." - Foreword Magazine

Jim Weiss' audio CDs are the recipient of 53 major national awards from:
  • The American Library Association
  • Parents' Choice Foundation
  • NAPPA
  • The Parents' Council
  • The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
  • The Film Advisory Board
  • Parents' Guide to Children's Media Award
  • ...and many more.


About the Storyteller: Jim travels extensively about The United States, giving live performances at stores, libraries, schools and community events. He has hosted and starred in a PBS television pilot that won a Northern California Emmy for Best Children's Show, and has even performed at The White House Annual Easter Event. As a storyteller, Jim's performances have been described as exciting and enchanting. His connection to his audience is magnetic and interactive, proof positive that storytelling today rejuvenates one of the first and most personal forms of entertainment. Adults and children alike leave the performance feeling that they have really met characters from a wide range of classic literature and folk tales. Jim's presentations garner heightened respect for the art of storytelling and the literature itself.




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