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The Quotable Jefferson

by Thomas Jefferson

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This is a great little book......nice size to take out of doors to read while walking or just resting. If you are a Jefferson history buff, you will find this volume to be a nice addition to your library! What a leader, too bad we can't find leaders of this caliber today! ( )
  JaneAustenNut | May 4, 2009 |
This is a great collection of Jefferson's famous and not so famous quotes from everything (ie. his writings, correspondence, speeches). It is in a nice little hardcover book so it is a nice addition to any library. It also has a mini biography/background on Jefferson at the beginning of the book. It's worth the purchase/read. ( )
  Angelic55blonde | Mar 12, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0691122679, Hardcover)

More than any other Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson made his reputation on the brilliance of his writing. John Adams chose the 33-year-old Jefferson to draft the Declaration of Independence largely because of his "masterly Pen." The genius of the Declaration and Jefferson's later writings amply confirmed Adams's judgment. Few writers have said so much on so many subjects--and said it so well--as Jefferson. The Quotable Jefferson--the most comprehensive and authoritative book of Jefferson quotations ever published--demonstrates that as does no other book.

Drawing primarily on The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, published by Princeton University Press, John Kaminski has carefully collected and cleverly arranged Jefferson's pronouncements on almost 500 subjects, ranging from the profound and public--the Constitution--to the personal and peculiar--cold water bathing.

The Quotable Jefferson is the first book to put Jefferson's words in context with a substantial introduction, a chronology of Jefferson's life, the source of each quotation, an appendix identifying Jefferson's correspondents, and a comprehensive index. The main section of Jefferson quotations, which are arranged alphabetically by topic, is followed by three other fascinating sections of quotations: Jefferson on his contemporaries, his contemporaries on him, and Jefferson on himself.

This book will delight the casual reader and browser, but it is also a serious and carefully edited reference work. Whatever the subject, if Jefferson said something memorable about it, you are likely to find it here.

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