Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson - 2013TAMPA, Fla. /Publishers Newswire/ — Author William G. Hyland Jr. this past week announced his latest American political history book, “Long Journey with Mr. Jefferson” (ISBN-13: 978-1612341972). The magisterial collaboration over half a lifetime between historian Dumas Malone and his subject, Thomas Jefferson, is the basis for the new non-fiction work.

Offering much more than most biographies, this book imparts extensive insights into Malone’s earlier years in Mississippi and Georgia, and how they shaped his character. Through interviews with his intimates, family members, rivals, and subordinates, Hyland generates a true portrait of the man behind the intellect and the myth.

Malone, the courtly and genteel historian from Mississippi, spent thirty-eight years researching and writing the definitive biography of the man who “invented the United States of America.”

According to the publisher, Potomac Books, “Hyland provides a surprising portrait of the man many consider America’s greatest historian, recording in detail Malone’s struggle to finish his towering six-volume work on Jefferson through excruciating pain and then blindness at the age of eighty-three. Hyland includes Malone’s previously unpublished correspondence with such notables as John F. Kennedy, Harry S. Truman, George H. W. Bush, Felix Frankfurter, and Fawn Brodie.”

Readers are treated to an exclusive look at private family documents and Malone’s unfinished memoir, which reflects on history, social commentary, and his life’s accomplishments.

About The Author, William G. Hyland Jr:
William G. Hyland Jr., a native of Virginia, is the author of “In Defense of Thomas Jefferson” (2009), nominated for the Virginia Literary Award, and a professor at Stetson University College of Law. He is a member of the Virginia and New York Historical Societies, serves on the board of directors of the Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society, and has lectured at the National Archives and for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. He lives in Tampa, Fla.

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