The Real Thomas Jefferson (American Classic Series) [NOOK Book]

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The Real Thomas Jefferson: The True Story of America's Philosopher of Freedom

Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history. So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. And as the English novelist Samuel Butler once wrote, Though God cannot alter the past--historians can. His observation is ...
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The Real Thomas Jefferson (American Classic Series)

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The Real Thomas Jefferson: The True Story of America's Philosopher of Freedom

Jefferson is the central figure in American history, and...he may yet prove to be the central figure in modern history. So stated noted historian Henry Steele Commager. And as the English novelist Samuel Butler once wrote, Though God cannot alter the past--historians can. His observation is especially applicable to our changing perceptions of great historical personalities, most of whom are relentlessly reinterpreted by each new generation of biographers.

There is no better example of this kind of metamorphosis than Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and third President of the United States. Since his death in 1826, he has been alternately vilified and deified by writers of varying motivations. In The Real Thomas Jefferson, by allowing Jefferson to explain his life and ideas in his own words, we have tried to ensure that his spirit, not ours, will breathe in these pages so that all who read them will become acquainted with Jefferson himself -- not another second-hand interpretation. His biography is set forth in Part I, and Part II brings together the most insightful passages from his writings, arranged by subject.

Highly acclaimed by many, including Glenn Beck of the Fox News Channel. Published by the National Center for Constitutional Studies, a nonprofit educational foundation dedicated to restoring Constitutional principles in the tradition of America's Founding Fathers.

The National Center for Constitutional Studies...is doing a fine public service in educating Americans about the principles of the Constitution. -- Ronald Reagan, President of the United States
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012391759
  • Publisher: National Center for Constitutional Studies
  • Publication date: 6/1/1983
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 709
  • Sales rank: 466,068
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2000

    Thomas Jefferson without the controversy

    The Real Thomas Jefferson is a thoroughly refreshing look at one of America's most influential statesmen. The book contains extensive quotes from original documents to provide insights into Jefferson as a person. The book is generally free from the controvery on that modern historians seem compelled to focus. A complete reading gives insight to his background and education, experience, brilliance, his commitment, his spiritual nature and the state of American colonial politics.

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  • Posted February 21, 2010

    I love it

    the book font: not too little, I love the pictures, I love the word glossary with all the quotations from Thomas. A very clear, concise and not boring text. we are not lost by a huge amount of details. However, the authors found for each of his life time quotations and testimonies. Very interesting and a text that flows very well. Not too many pages, not too heavy for bedtime reading. Just a perfect book! I will have a look on the two others ones about Washington and Ben Franklin.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Great factual Book about a Great Man

    So many to the political left try to change history, in particular Thomas Jefferson. Great man, he was a devout Christian, and not once, not twice, four times try to push Emancipation Proclamation. yes he owned slaves, but he inherited them. But he did want to free slaves. But if he had pushed it too much, we would have never became our own country or had the American Civil war 90 years earlier. Great book and show documents and resources to back claims.

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