This book tells more about what the author would like to believe, rather than what is true. Jefferson did not like slavery, he said, but he never gave up his more than two hundred slaves. Yes, he had children by his slave mistress Sally. His The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth specifically and deliberately did not mention the alleged divinity of Jesus. He fought for the separation of church and state, not only in the Bill of Rights (the first amendment), but also in the constitution of his home state, Virginia. "I contemplate with sovereign reverence the act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and state." Did he really advocate separation? Yes, he did, and our nation is better off because of the towering genius and brilliant insight of this true American hero.