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CD 973.099 R
Edition
Unabridged.
Descript.
10 audio discs (approximately 12 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Time
120000
Descript.
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Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
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Performer
Read by James Lurie.
Note
Compact discs.
Summary
On the morning after the 2016 presidential election, Thomas Ricks awoke with a few questions on his mind: What kind of nation is this? Is it what was designed or intended by the nation's founders? Trying to get as close to the source as he could, Ricks decided to go back and read the philosophy and literature that shaped the founders' thinking, and the letters they wrote to each other debating these crucial works, among them the Iliad, Plutarch's Lives, and the works of Xenophon, Epicurus, Aristotle, Cato, and Cicero. For though much attention has been paid the influence of English political philosophers. It follows four members of the Revolutionary generation from their youths to their adult lives, as they grappled with questions of independence, and forming and keeping a new nation. In doing so, Ricks interprets not only the effect of the ancient world on each man, and how that shaped our constitution and government, but offers startling new insights into these legendary leaders.
Subject
Alt Author
Lurie, James (James Harrison), narrator.
ISBN/ISSN
9780063037298
09780063037298
Call #
973.099 R
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xxiv, 386 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary
Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-369) and index.
Subject
ISBN/ISSN
9780062997456
Call #
973.46092 J
Edition
First edition.
Descript.
xxi, 98 pages ; 20 cm
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Summary
"Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government and its citizens, in both the government's responsibilities to its people and also the people's responsibility to the republic. In this illuminating collection, a project of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham has gathered Jefferson's most powerful and provocative reflections on the subject, drawn from public speeches and documents as well as his private correspondence. Still relevant centuries later, Jefferson's words provide a manual for U.S. citizenship in the twenty-first century. His thoughts will re-shape and revitalize the way readers relate to concepts including Freedom: "Divided we stand, united we fall." The importance of a free press:"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Public education: "Enlighten the public generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." Participation in government: A citizen should be "a participator in the government of affairs not merely at an election, one day in the year, but every day.""-- Provided by publisher.
Subject
Alt Author
Meacham, Jon.
Gordon-Reed, Annette.
Thomas Jefferson Foundation.
Title
Thomas Jefferson on equality, faith, freedom, compromise, and the art of citizenship
ISBN/ISSN
9780593229316 (hardcover)
0593229312
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