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The New York Times bestseller pulled from the shelves because of political correctness…

The history book you almost didn’t get to read…


America, in so many ways, has forgotten its past. Its roots, its purpose, its identity all have become shrouded behind a veil of political correctness bent on twisting the nation's founding, and its Founders. The time has come to remember again.

In 2012 prominent historian David Barton set out to correct the distorted image of a once-beloved Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, in the New York Times bestselling book “The Jefferson Lies.” Despite the wildly popular success of the original hardcover edition, a few dedicated liberal individuals and academics campaigned to discredit Barton’s scholarship and credibility. They succeeded in getting the publisher to pull the book from store shelves across the nation, halting all distribution. It was an unprecedented and eerie case of political correctness run amok. But in this new paperback edition, Barton responds to his critics in a lengthy preface, taking on his former publisher and directly answering with thorough documentation the main attacks on his scholarship, while providing numerous academic endorsements. This new paperback version certifies that Barton’s research is sound and his premises are true as he tackles seven myths about Thomas Jefferson head-on, and answers pressing questions about this incredible statesman including:


  • Did Thomas Jefferson really have a child by his young slave girl, Sally Hemings?
  • Did he write his own Bible, excluding the parts of Christianity with which he disagreed?
  • Was he a racist who opposed civil rights and equality for black Americans?
  • Did he, in his pursuit of separation of church and state, advocate the secularizing of public life?


Through Jefferson's own words and the eyewitness testimony of contemporaries, Barton repaints a portrait of the man from Monticello as a visionary, an innovator, a man who revered Jesus, a classical Renaissance man and a man whose pioneering stand for liberty and God-given inalienable rights fostered a better world for this nation and its posterity. For America, the time to remember these truths again is now.


DAVID BARTON is the founder and president of WallBuilders, a national pro-family organization that presents America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on our moral, religious and constitutional heritage. He is the author of many bestselling books, including “Original Intent,” “The Bulletproof George Washington ,” “American History in Black and White” and “The Question of Freemasonry and the Founding Fathers.” He addresses more than 400 groups each year. Barton was named by Time magazine as one of America‘s 25 most influential evangelicals, and he has received numerous national and international awards, including Who’s Who in Education and Daughters of the American Revolution's highest award, the Medal of Honor. David and his wife, Cheryl, have three grown children.

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Bestselling Author, Founder of, and Radio Host

Barton boldly questions the modern myths about Jefferson and arms you with the well-researched truth.

It’s one of the best books I’ve read in a long time.

President, Colorado Christian University

Barton is one of the most knowledgeable historians of our time on the subject of the Christian heritage of our nation.

President, Southwest Assembly of God University

Barton’s work challenges us to set aside politically correct and foreclosed thinking and consider afresh the facts of our country’s founding.

President, Oklahoma Wesleyan University

Jefferson should receive a new breath of appreciation and a greater understanding after this read.

Professor of Government, Ohio Christian University

Professor of Paralegal Studies, Liberty University

Barton's painstaking research will challenge long-held perceptions of this Founding Father.

A well-written, accurately and profusely referenced book.

Past President, Thomas Jefferson Heritage Society, Professor (ret.) University of Virginia School of Medicine

A must read for all who want to have a complete picture of Thomas Jefferson.

Professor of English and Speech, St. John’s University

A great defense of one of the most notable founders of this nation.

President, Life Christian University

Barton's research and writing absolutely closes the door on those intent on portraying Jefferson in a way to aid and abet the progressive agenda.

Professor of History, Oral Roberts University

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