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Politician, philosopher, farmer, architect, and author, Jefferson was born to Peter and Jane Randolph Jefferson on April 13, 1743, in Tuckahoe, Virginia. As Jefferson observed in his autobiography, his parents could "trace their pedigree far back in England and Scotland." At the age of 16, Thomas visa mer Jefferson entered William and Mary College; at age 24, Jefferson was admitted to the bar; at 25, he was elected to the Virginia Assembly. Renowned for his political contributions to the American colonies, and later, to the embryonic Republic, Jefferson published in 1774 A Summary View of the Rights of British America, celebrating the inalienable natural rights claimed by the colonialists. In 1775 Jefferson was elected to the Continental Congress; in 1776 he joined the five-person committee responsible for drafting the Declaration of Independence---a document that is widely regarded as being largely Jefferson's own work. In 1779 Jefferson was elected governor of the state of Virginia, and in subsequent years he distinguished himself both as a cosmopolitan international politician and as a man committed to the future of Virginia. In 1789 he was appointed U.S. secretary of state, in 1797 he served as vice president under President John Adams, and in 1801 he was elected third president of the United States. Jefferson's literary career was no less stellar than his political accomplishments. He authored tracts and books on such diverse subjects as gardening, the life of Jesus, the history of Virginia, and the practices of farming. The precise descriptions of nature that inform his Notes on the State of Virginia (1787) are frequently credited with foreshadowing the Hudson River school of aesthetics. Thomas Jefferson died on the fourth of July. His grave marker, engraved with words of his own choosing, states, "Here lies Thomas Jefferson, Author of the Declaration of American Independence, of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and Father of the University of Virginia." (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Declaration of Independence (1776) 447 exemplar
The Portable Thomas Jefferson (1975) 415 exemplar
The Essential Thomas Jefferson (1994) 104 exemplar
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Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book (1944) — Författare — 66 exemplar
Thomas Jefferson's Architectural Drawings (1961) — Illustratör — 64 exemplar
The Quotable Jefferson (2006) 64 exemplar
Public and Private Papers (1990) 63 exemplar
Quotations of Thomas Jefferson (1777) 62 exemplar
Jefferson: Political Writings (1999) 57 exemplar
The Thomas Jefferson Reader (2006) 44 exemplar
Thomas Jefferson's farm book (1953) 38 exemplar
Thomas Jefferson On Democracy (1939) 30 exemplar
The Words of Thomas Jefferson (2011) 30 exemplar
The Spark of Independence (1997) 29 exemplar
The Complete Jefferson (1943) 29 exemplar
A Virginia Gentleman's Library (1952) 25 exemplar
The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson (1941) 14 exemplar
The illuminated Declaration of independence (1976) — Författare — 13 exemplar
The papers of Thomas Jefferson (2020) 11 exemplar
Letters of Thomas Jefferson (1975) 7 exemplar
The Anas of Thomas Jefferson (1970) 7 exemplar
The essence of Jefferson (1977) 6 exemplar
State of the Union Address (1801) 5 exemplar
Writings Volume I Only (1993) 5 exemplar
State of the Union Addresses (2007) 4 exemplar
Account of Louisiana (1985) 3 exemplar
Indian addresses (1990) 2 exemplar
On Democracy 1 exemplar
Monticello 1 exemplar
Nine from Little Rock (2005) 1 exemplar
Writings 1 exemplar
Writings 1 exemplar
Tradition 1 exemplar
Quotable Jefferson (2013) 1 exemplar
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Public papers (1990) 1 exemplar

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Jefferson active again? i Legacy Libraries (juli 2017)
Misquoting Thomas Jefferson i Happy Heathens (december 2011)


If you want to understand what the classical deism of the American revolution means, read this book.If you want to understand why we have a a first amendment specifying separation of church and state, read this book. Jefferson was a complex character, but was, above all else, an independent and fearless thinker. To quote JFK's remarks at a dinner for Nobel laureates at the White House in 1962: "I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone."
Five stars. No doubts.
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dhaxton | 29 andra recensioner | Oct 27, 2023 |
I had to return this book to the library before I finished it but I have every intention of getting my hands on it again. Why read "about" what he said when we can read what he had to say?
Kim.Sasso | 3 andra recensioner | Aug 27, 2023 |
I have a half-memory that I had to turn this back in at the library before I was quite finished, and wanted to get it again. I am not as enamored of Jefferson's politics as I was in 2010 but I still find him fascinating and I particularly like biographies so perhaps I'll hunt down a personal copy. It's clear from my old commonplace book that I found it note-worthy!

2010 copy was from Grantville Library, GA
Kim.Sasso | Aug 27, 2023 |
I actually read this online. It was a quick read, too.

Probably the best review of the intent of this book would be this prayer from the UUA site.
villyard | 29 andra recensioner | Dec 6, 2022 |



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