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  • A Magnificent Catastrophe
    This book is about the fateful election of 1800 between John Adams, a Federalist from Massachusetts, and Thomas Jefferson, a Democratic-Republican from Virginia. The election, referred to as the...

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    Pulitzer-Prize winner Edward J. Larson’s book A Magnificent Catastrophe: The Tumultuous Election of 1800, America’s First Presidential Campaign recounts the events that resulted in Thomas...

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    The main characters in this book, which is about the watershed election of 1800 in the United States, are as follows: Thomas Jefferson: He was from the Democratic-Republican Party (called the...

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    The theme I want to look at is the intensely personal nature of politics set out in the book. All of the main players in the 1800 election knew each other quite well. Many of them, most notably...

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    A Magnificent Catastrophe by Edward Larson provides a fast-paced, rip-roaring narrative of the 1800 Presidential election—arguably one of the most important in American history. At the start,...

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    When critiquing Edward Larson’s history of the politics of the early years of the nation’s founding, describing the positives and the negatives of Larson’s study is a little depressing. The...

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