Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's

Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's

Three Men, Five Great Wines, and the Evening That Changed America

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Offers a dramatic re-creation of a dinner party held at the home of Thomas Jefferson during which Jefferson and his guests, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, developed compromises that helped heal the wounds of the early Republic and led to America's great expansion, in a volume that not only recalls the historic meeting, but also the dinner itself.

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In 1790, Thomas Jefferson invited Alexander Hamilton and James Madison to a very private dinner, hoping to head off a potentially destructive feud that was developing between him and Hamilton. Noted historian Cerami provides a detailed context for this meeting, stressing the fact that at the end of Washington's first term as President, the republic will still very vulnerable and fragile. The author carefully explains how the rift between these two men could injure the nation, and how Hamilton's ambitions could have established a new monarchy. Written for history buffs and general audiences, Cerami also provides plenty of culinary information about the lavish meal, including the actual recipes. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ingram Publishing Services
The Constitution was two years old and the United States was in serious danger. Bitter political rivalry between former allies and two surging issues that inflamed the nation led to grim talk of breaking up the union. Then a single great evening achieved compromises that led to America's great expansion. This book celebrates Thomas Jefferson and his two guests, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, and the meal that saved the republic. In Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's, you'll discover the little-known story behind this pivotal evening in American history, complete with wine lists, recipes, and more.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2008
ISBN: 9780470083062
Characteristics: x, 270 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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