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The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson by  ed Thomas Jefferson; Adrienne Koch - Hardcover - Reprint.  - 1944 - from Henniker Book Farm and Biblio.com

The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson

by Thomas Jefferson; Adrienne Koch, ed

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Modern Library, 1944. Reprint. . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Very Good/Very Good condition. Reprint. Occasional pencil marks to the text block. No marks of personal identification or prior ownership.


Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826), the third president of the United States, left a vast literary legacy in the form of journal entries, notes, addresses, and seventy thousand letters. Jefferson remains one of the country's most extraordinary figures; as well as president he was a brilliant statesman, architect, scientist, naturalist, educator, and public servant. At a dinner for Nobel Prize recipients, John F. Kennedy said that his guests were "the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone. This volume of his works, edited by Adrienne Koch and William Peden, represents many of Jefferson's most important contributions to American political thought. It includes the Autobiography, which contains the original and revised version of the Declaration of Independence; the Anas, or Notes (1791-1809); Biographical Sketches; selections from Notes on Virginia, the Travel Journals, and Essay on Anglo-Saxon; a portion of his public papers, including his first and second inaugural addresses, and over two hundred letters. The editors have provided a general introduction and introductory notes that precede the major works.




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