When Jefferson died on July 4, 1826, he left behind a series of mysteries that have captured the imaginations of historical investigators for generations. In Jefferson's Secrets Andrew Burstein draws on sources previous biographers have glossed over or missed entirely. Beginning with Jefferson's last days, Burstein shows how Jefferson confronted his own mortality and tackles the crucial questions history has yet to answer: Did Jefferson love Sally Hemings? Did he believe in God? What were his attitudes towards women? How did he wish to be remembered? The result is a profound and nuanced portrait of the most complex of the founding fathers. Softbound, 351 pages.