Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's

Dinner at Mr. Jefferson's

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

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Soon after the new Constitution took effect and George Washington became president, the United States was in serious danger. A bitter political rivalry between two men who had once been allies and two surging issues that inflamed the nation led to grim talk of breaking up the Republic. Then, a single great evening, arguably the most important dinner party in American history, achieved the compromises that led to America's mighty expansion. Though often mentioned, that dinner has not been recognized as a milestone in the nation's history. This book will give life to host Thomas Jefferson and his two guests, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, as well as the dinner itself--the courses, the wines, the nature of the conversation--and the rapid results that followed.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, 2008
ISBN: 9781433233982
Additional Contributors: Dufris, William
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May 14, 2018

This book is miss-titled, since the dinner is first mentioned more than halfway thru the book. And then the dinner doesn’t last long at all.

Maybe it should be named What City Should Be Our Capital?
or Yeow, Hamilton and Jefferson Sure Didn’t Like Each Other.
or Jefferson and Madison Were BFF.

I found the book to be interesting in learning this part of our history, but it’s NOT an entertaining or riveting read. And, of course, NOT what I thought it would be about.

The dinner? The purpose was to resolve where to locate our capital and what to do about our national debt.

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