One of the world's great thinkers, Thomas Jefferson is widely known as the primary author of the Declaration of Independence and the third president of the newly formed United Sates of America, a man whose ideas helped shape the values of liberty and democracy on which America was founded. But he was much more than that. Follow in the footsteps of this brave and zealous patriot, from his early days in the Virginia countryside and his years as a champion of the American Revolution, though his many different and fascinating callings and politician, lawyer, farmer, architect, inventor, and even secret agent. The Sterling Biography series is packed with information and unique images ranging from rare documentary photography and artwork to maps and personal artifacts. Young readers will be captivated by riveting first-person accounts and dramatic events told in an accessible and intimate style. Sterling Biographies will assist readers in their introduction to history's most fascinating figures.