The Great Divide E–pub Download


The Great Divide

characters The Great Divide Thomas Fleming ↠ 3 characters review The Great Divide 103 Ines how the differing character and leadership styles of Washington and Jefferson shaped two opposing views of the presidency and the nation The clash between these two gifted men both of whom cared deeply about the United States of America profoundly influenced the next two centuries of the nation’s history and persists to the present da. A conflict between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson According to this book by Thomas Fleming there were many conflicts between the Founding Fathers about the role of government in the United States of America and the most important of these was between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson George Washington and Thomas Jefferson respectively the first and third presidents of the United States of America had very different views of the role of government and specifically of the presidency In the introduction to this book Mr Fleming writes that Washington was first last and always a realist while Jefferson tended to see men and events through the lense of a pervasive idealism How did these differences in character and leadership style impact on the government of the fledgling nation and do those differences still have an impact on the present What is the role of government and how should presidential power be exercisedMr Fleming provides a detailed examination of the differences in leadership style between Washington and Jefferson as well as the different experiences which they each bought to the presidency Before I read this book I knew that Washington was the general who led the colonies to freedom during the American War of Independence and was unanimously elected as the first President I knew that Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence had served as the United States Minister to France and as the first United States Secretary of State under President Washington before becoming the third president I knew very little about either the fact or causes of the political differences between themIn this book Mr Fleming explains the development of the Constitution which followed the Articles of Confederation approved by the Second Continental Congress While achieving independence from Britain left the United States at peace the structure of government was unsettled its power weak This appears to have been key to the development of Washington s political ideology favouring a strong federal government Jefferson favoured the rights of the individual states Although these differences clearly shaped their individual presidencies they have also continued to have an impact on US politics sinceAnd is one model of presidency better than the other Or have both models in their different ways strengthened the Union Certainly at the time the United States came into being a centralized model of government would seem to me at least effective in addressing the challenges facing the new nation But the needs of nations and the ways those needs are met can change over timeI enjoyed reading this book and learning about the differences between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Washington seemed practical and focussed on effective management as well as leadership Jefferson of a passionate idealist believing that inspiration would serve instead of management by government Two very different men two very different but complementary visions Each wanting what he saw as best for the USAWhile my positive impression of George Washington gleaned some decades ago remains largely intact Mr Fleming s book makes me uestion aspects of Thomas Jefferson s influence I suspect that I ll be doing some reading about Thomas Jefferson in the futureNote My thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this bookJennifer Cameron Smith

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characters The Great Divide Thomas Fleming ↠ 3 characters review The Great Divide 103 The highest most original public office created by the Constitutional Convention the presidency It also involved the nation’s foreign policy and the role of the merchant the soldier and the farmer in a republic At its root were two profoundly different visions of America’s futureIn The Great Divide acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming exam. A very interesting book focused on the differences between the first President George Washington and thre third Thomas Jefferson Other works have explored Jefferson s uirky nature one thinks of the book on The American Sphinx He could be nasty toward others but at the same time he scintillated with his mind and his multiple skill setsThis book though explores one side of his life his evolving relationship with George Washington Up front I would have to say that the book is somewhat one dimensional in its critical examination of Jefferson The author essentially excoriates him And doubtless a deification of Jefferson is way off base He was a flawed person even though his talent must be respected His cavalier work as Governor of Virginia his hiring of a writer as an employee of the State Department while Jefferson was Secretary of State to write attacks on Washington and his administration bizarre no and his suicidal embargo against England France and other nationsThe juxtaposition of Washington s wise cautious political approach to decisions and Jefferson s idealistic perspective changing over time are at the heart of this book Washington is looked at as a model president and Jefferson as a loose cannonReaders will have to determine if that approach succeeds I sense that the author is too critical of Jefferson even though one needs a realistic look at a complex and flawed person

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characters The Great Divide Thomas Fleming ↠ 3 characters review The Great Divide 103 A conflict between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson Most Americans are unaware of this historical reality History tends to cast the early years of America in a glow of camaraderie but there were many conflicts between the Founding Fathers and none important than the clash between Washington and Jefferson Their disagreement centered on. Wow And I thought I wasn t an admirer of Thomas JeffersonThomas J Fleming contrasts the views of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as to the powers and responsibilities of the President of the United States the powers Congress and of the judiciary branch of the government and the rights of the states versus the federal government And theoretically this might have been a measured balanced examination of the opposing visions of two key figures in our nation s history on how best to promote freedom contentment and prosperity for the new nation But nope Fleming gives a nod to this idea particularly in his conclusion but for the greater part of the book he is passionately partisan in his presentation Washington was a god and everything he ever did said and thought was noble and wise and prudent while Jefferson was a hypocritical back stabbing ideologue As I mentioned Fleming admires Washington and he blames Jefferson for the way that Washington s political skills diplomatic acuity and prudent leadership have been overlooked in favor of a view which sees him as a military leader whose presidency was bland and nonpartisan In fact he blames Jefferson for a whole Lot of things Did I mention that he hates Jefferson I mean just absolutely loathes him with a burning passion He describes the various things Jefferson does and also the boneheaded actions and ideas of his minions Madison and Monroe with incredible venom I felt kind of guilty enjoying his diatribes as much as I did and I think any reader expecting a fair presentation of the Jeffersonian view of things would be justifiably outraged but as I said I m really not a Jefferson fan Sometimes his invective became so wild that it was actually funny though I think a little restraint might be wise if he expects to be taken seriously as a historian But then I m not a scholar so what do I knowAnyway I found this pretty entertaining I give it 3 stars and am rounding up to 4 because sometimes his rants about Jefferson s dumbassery got so outrageous that I laughed out loud I listened to the audio book version of this and that s surely worth a half star One thing I forgot to mention but I m adding it now is that Fleming has an odd habit of referring to congressmen as Solons As in and then the Solons did this And yes I know who Solon was But still after the first couple times it got a little irritating

  • Hardcover
  • 440
  • The Great Divide
  • Thomas Fleming
  • English
  • 21 February 2019
  • 9780306821271

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    The Great Divide E–pub Download characters The Great Divide Wow And I thought I wasn't an admirer of Thomas JeffersonThomas J Fleming contrasts the views of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson as to the powers and responsibilities of the President of the United States the powers Congress and of the judiciary branch of the government and the rights of the states versus the federal government And theoretically this might have been a measured balanced examination of th

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    characters The Great Divide The Great Divide E–pub Download summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Thomas Fleming A very interesting book focused on the differences between the first President George Washington and thre third Thomas Jefferson Other works have explored Jefferson's uirky nature one thinks of the book on The American Sph

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    The Great Divide E–pub Download In the typical history of the United States that most students get we are taught that George Washington was the general who led the colonies to freedom during the American Revolution and the first President of the United States We are also taught that Thomas Jefferson drafted the Decleration of Independence  and served as our third president Very little however is taught about the politics of these two men and

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    Thomas Fleming ↠ 3 characters The Great Divide E–pub Download The author of this book died in 2017 at the age of 90 This book was published in 2014 and his final book was published just after his death He published 50 books in his lifetime some histories and some novels I don’t know much about him and it is always important to have some knowledge of an author especially a historian to understand his

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    Thomas Fleming ↠ 3 characters summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Thomas Fleming The Great Divide E–pub Download ‘A conflict between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson?’According to this book by Thomas Fleming there were many conflicts between the Founding Fathers about the role of government in the United States of America and the most important of these was between George Washington and Thomas Jefferson George Washington and Thomas J

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    summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming ↠ 3 characters characters The Great Divide I've read uite a few books about the founding fathers but none as biased as this one It was well written and an enjoyable read in part because you know exactly what this author's opinion is I learned a number of things I did not know about the first four presidencies and I thought I had a pretty good background a

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    summary ´ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Thomas Fleming Thomas Fleming ↠ 3 characters characters The Great Divide I finished this book not out of any respect for the scholarship research and thoughtful conclusions drawn by the author but simply because I simply could not believe that anyone could continue such a hateful vendetta against Jefferson clear to the end I do not worship at the alter of Jefferson I believe he has been over rated particularly in

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    The Great Divide E–pub Download I was intrigued by the title and subject matter and therefore sat down to read this book with anticipation I thoroughly enjoyed the authors writing style and the subject matter He spends a good story and makes it seem believable While I do not doubt that there was a conflict between Washington and Jefferson I saw nothing that would convince me it was as bad as the author would have you believe Nor do I believe

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