The Last Jeffersonian kicked off my interest in self publishing. I wrote it in the 1990s, mostly while I taught politics at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. If the pride an author takes in a publication is related to the work required to produce it, you’re bound to favor longer books over shorter ones. The Last Jeffersonian is one of the longer ones, and took a fair amount of time to produce in paper.
You can purchase a used copy of The Last Jeffersonian at Amazon. I’m not sure why the price on Amazon has climbed so high, or how many copies I have in my own inventory. I hoped for a long time that I had a box of copies in the basement, but I could not locate it. Perhaps I distributed all those, so all you have left is a phantom box in your memory.
Here’s the description posted at Amazon’s page for the book:
The Last Jeffersonian gives Reagan his due as a politician, a patriot, and a political thinker. Michael Beschloss calls Reagan “one of the most important presidents in American history.” This book explains why. Based on a close study of Reagan’s most important speeches, as well as analysis of his key policies, The Last Jeffersonian shows why Reagan connected with the American people. He reformulated traditions of limited government, free enterprise, democratic participation, and patriotic belief in the future. He argued for his updated version of the American dream with perseverance, passion, and energy. As a result, he changed the country and the entire world.
These reviews give you an idea of what the book is like, and what you can expect if you read it:
December 18, 2002
July 31, 2002
The Last Jeffersonian is available only in paper from the author, or used on Amazon.