Results for Washington, George, 1732-1799 Philosophy.
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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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CD audio
Note
Repackaged by Midwest Tape.
Title from container.
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 #
J 395.1 K
Descript.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Series
Summary
A modernized adaptation of more than one hundred maxims according to which the first president conducted his life shares insight into Washington's beliefs and the historical events of his time.
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references (page 124) and index.
Subject
Alt Author
Harper, Fred, illustrator.
Title
Rules to live by.
ISBN/ISSN
9781426315008
9781426315015
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