Man on a Mountain
Natalie S. Bober
After a long day at work getting home and popping open my recliner is the first thing that comes to my mind or on a long weekend diving down to Louisiana to eat a yummy bowl of gumbo, just like me many people don’t know and just say “thank god for inventing a recliner and thank god for Louisiana’s yummy gumbo,” but truly the person to thank is Thomas Jefferson. If it wasn’t for Tom and his decision to purchase Louisiana in the Louisiana Purchase we wouldn’t even have the right to go to Louisiana. Matter of fact Tom accomplished many things in his life I can say he was a jurist, diplomat, writer, inventor, philosopher, architect, a gardener, and much more. I believe that’s most likely the reason people call him the “god father of American invention”. Man on a Mountain showed and described me the great life of Thomas Jefferson and how he accomplished most of his goals. I must say before reading Man on a Mountain all I knew about Thomas Jefferson is that he was one of our many presidents, at some point and time, but now I am proud to say Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. I believe if it wasn’t for Mr. Jefferson our nation wouldn’t be the way it is today.
While I was reading Man on a Mountain not only did it illustrate the life of Thomas Jefferson but also his surroundings and his family, who all were a very important part of his life, like his father Peter, his mother Jane, his many brothers and sisters and most important his wife Martha. “He would study, he would learn, he promised.” he really was a great man. But this book made me feel like he was the greatest man ever to be born. At least I think the author sure tried hard to make Tom look like that. As most people probably know Tom was a superior man but in this book it seemed as if he was an overachiever and more, if that’s possible. I also believe in some parts of the book it seemed as of a story book virus a biography, for... [continues]
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