pt. 1. The scion : beginnings to spring 1774. A fortunate son ; What fixed the destinies of my life ; Roots of revolution ; Temptations and trials ; A world of desire and denial
pt. 2. The revolutionary : spring 1774 to summer 1776. Like a shock of electricity ; There is no peace ; The famous Mr. Jefferson ; The course of human events ; The pull of duty
pt. 3. Reformer and governor : late 1776 to 1782. An agenda for liberty ; A troublesome office ; Redcoats at Monticello ; To burn on through death
pt. 4. The frustrated congressman : late 1782 to mid-1784. Return to the arena ; A struggle for respect ; Lost cities and life counsel
pt. 5. A man of the world : 1785 to 1789. The vaunted scene of Europe ; The philosophical world ; His head and his heart ; Do you like our new Constitution? ; A treaty in Paris
pt. 6. The first Secretary of State : 1789 to 1792. A new post in New York ; Mr. Jefferson is greatly too democratic ; Two cocks in the pit ; The end of a stormy tour
pt. 7. The leader of the opposition : 1793 to 1800. In wait at Monticello ; To the Vice Presidency ; The reign of witches ; Adams vs. Jefferson redux ; A desperate state of affairs
pt. 8. The President of the United States : 1801 to 1809. The new order of things begins ; A confident president ; Victories, scandal, and a secret sickness ; The air of enchantment! ; The people were never more happy ; A deep, dark, and widespread conspiracy ; This damned embargo ; A farewell to ultimate power ; pt. 9. The master of Monticello : 1809 to the end ; My body, mind, and affairs ; To form statesmen, legislators and judges ; The knell of the union ; No, doctor, nothing more.