thomas jefferson http://wamc.org en Any Questions #142 http://wamc.org/post/any-questions-142 <p></p><p>WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel take a ride to Virginia. Fri, 16 May 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 90520 at http://wamc.org Any Questions #142 "Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Everything" By Maira Kalman http://wamc.org/post/thomas-jefferson-life-liberty-and-pursuit-everything-maira-kalman <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Renowned artist Maira Kalman sheds light on the fascinating life and interests of the Renaissance man who was our third president.</p><p>Thomas Jefferson is perhaps best known for writing the Declaration of Independence—but there’s so much more to discover. This energetic man was interested in everything. He played violin, spoke seven languages and was a scientist, naturalist, botanist, mathematician and architect. He designed his magnificent home, Monticello, which is full of objects he collected from around the world.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 84878 at http://wamc.org "Thomas Jefferson: Life, Liberty And The Pursuit Of Everything" By Maira Kalman "Jefferson's Children" at Mount Holyoke College http://wamc.org/post/jeffersons-children-mount-holyoke-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The co-authors of <em>Jefferson's Children: The Story of One American Family</em>, join us this morning and they will be speaking at the Gamble Auditorium of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum on April 5, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. The event is presented by <a href="http://www.odysseybks.com">Odyssey Bookshop</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.janefeldman.com/">Jane Feldman</a>, an award-winning photojournalist, and Shannon LaNier, a descendent of President Thomas Jefferson and his slave Sally Hemings, will speak on race, family and their complex, shared legacy as Americans. The presentation, titled “Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family, the Journey Continues,” will be followed by a book signing and a chance to meet the authors.</p><p><a href="http://www.blackenterprise.com/tag/shannon-lanier/">Shannon LaNier</a>, a ninth-generation descendant of Jefferson and Hemings, is a correspondent for the TV show Black Enterprise Business Report and the host of the popular Web series Celebrity Hustle. Feldman is a former New York City fashion photographer and an award-winning photojournalist who has dedicated much of her career to human rights.</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 61178 at http://wamc.org "Jefferson's Children" at Mount Holyoke College Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Henry Wiencek http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartockin-conversation-henry-wiencek <p>Alan Chartock is joined by Henry Wiencek, an author, editor and journalist who has written a dozen books on the Founding Fathers, early American life, slavery, and other topics.&nbsp; A winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, Wiencek has penned a controversial new book called <em>Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves</em>.</p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 58770 at http://wamc.org Alan Chartock...In Conversation with Henry Wiencek Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham http://wamc.org/post/thomas-jefferson-art-power-jon-meacham <p>In <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400067669/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1400067669&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1400067669" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>, Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of <em>American Lion</em> and <em>Franklin</em> and <em>Winston</em>, brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 52869 at http://wamc.org Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham