This new book by Jon Meacham sounds like a relatively easy read, while giving a vivid image of Thomas Jefferson and of the times in which he lived. The book also revolves around the nature of power and how to best use it while establishing a government, which seems a propos in our current times when many countries are trying to do the same.
Thomas Jefferson: The art of power, by Jon Meacham
"In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion and Franklin and Winston brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power gives us Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power."