Marc leepson sets the record straight in his fascinating book saving monticello the levy familys epic quest to rescue the house that jefferson built thomas jefferson liked to live lavishly but in his retirement years he did not have the income to support his expensive tastes when he died he left a debt of over 100000 for his heirs to . Saving monticello the levy familys epic quest to rescue the house that jefferson built kindle edition by marc leepson download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading saving monticello the levy familys epic quest to rescue the house that jefferson built. A very detailed book about the levy pronounced levee familys occupation of monticello it shows how our young country was incapable of handling anything like a historically significant building in the years after jeffersons death or of being able to take care of his daughter who had lived in the house and was poor. Although the levy family owned monticello for 89 years far longer than the jefferson family the jefferson foundation for many years refused to recognize the critical role the levy family played in saving monticello this slight continued despite the participation of several jews in the foundations earliest days. Get this from a library saving monticello the levy familys epic quest to rescue the house that jefferson built marc leepson the history of jeffersons home after his death when thomas jefferson died on the fourth of july 1826 the nations fiftieth birthday he was more than 100000 in debt forced to sell
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