Much has been written about Thomas Jefferson, with good reason. He was the architect of our democracy, a visionary chief executive who expanded this nation's physical boundaries to unimagined lengths. But Twilight at Monticello is something entirely new: an unprecedented and engrossing personal look at the intimate Jefferson in his final years that will change the way readers think about this true American icon. It was during these years, from his return to Monticello in 1809 after two terms as president until his death in 1826, that Jefferson's idealism would be most severely, and heartbreakingly, tested. Author Alan Pell Crawford. Paperback, 322 pages.