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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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
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Notes on the State of Virginia (1784) 679 exemplares
The Declaration of Independence (1776) 458 exemplares
The Portable Thomas Jefferson (1975) 417 exemplares
Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson (1980) 208 exemplares
The Essential Thomas Jefferson (1994) 106 exemplares
Jefferson's Letters (1900) 80 exemplares
Public and Private Papers (1990) 69 exemplares
The Quotable Jefferson (2006) 69 exemplares
Thomas Jefferson's Garden Book (1944) — Autor — 68 exemplares
Quotations of Thomas Jefferson (1777) 66 exemplares
Thomas Jefferson's Architectural Drawings (1961) — Ilustrador — 64 exemplares
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (2010) 64 exemplares
Jefferson: Political Writings (1999) 60 exemplares
Manual of Parliamentary Practice (1837) 47 exemplares
The Thomas Jefferson Reader (2006) 44 exemplares
The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (1967) 42 exemplares
Thomas Jefferson's farm book (1953) 40 exemplares
Jefferson Abroad (Modern Library) (1999) 36 exemplares
Thomas Jefferson on Democracy (1939) 34 exemplares
The Words of Thomas Jefferson (2011) 34 exemplares
The Complete Jefferson (1943) 31 exemplares
The Spark of Independence (1997) 31 exemplares
A Virginia Gentleman's Library (1952) 25 exemplares
Thomas Jefferson: Basic Writings (2005) 24 exemplares
The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson (1941) 14 exemplares
The illuminated Declaration of independence (1976) — Autor — 13 exemplares
The papers of Thomas Jefferson (2020) 11 exemplares
The Declaration of Independence (1776) 9 exemplares
Autobiografía y otros escritos (1987) 9 exemplares
Letters of Thomas Jefferson (1975) 8 exemplares
Thomas Jefferson Life of Jesus (1976) 8 exemplares
America: The Birth of Freedom (2010) 7 exemplares
The Anas of Thomas Jefferson (1970) 7 exemplares
The essence of Jefferson (1977) 7 exemplares
State of the Union Address (1801) 6 exemplares
The Jefferson-Dunglison letters (1960) 5 exemplares
Writings Volume I Only (1993) 5 exemplares
State of the Union Addresses (2007) 4 exemplares
Account of Louisiana (1985) 4 exemplares
Indian addresses (1990) 2 exemplares
Jefferson's Mound 1 exemplar
Writings 1 exemplar
Writings 1 exemplar
Debtor's letter 1 exemplar
Nine from Little Rock (2005) 1 exemplar
Monticello 1 exemplar
Quotable Jefferson (2013) 1 exemplar
Tradition 1 exemplar
On Democracy 1 exemplar
Miscellany (1990) 1 exemplar
Public papers (1990) 1 exemplar

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America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction (2004) — Prefácio — 7,418 exemplares
American Historical Documents (1910) — Contribuidor — 771 exemplares
The American Revolution, Writings from the War of Independence (2001) — Contribuidor — 649 exemplares
The Journals of Lewis and Clark {abridged, Bergon-1989} (1989) — Contribuidor, algumas edições326 exemplares
Americans in Paris: A Literary Anthology (2004) — Contribuidor — 298 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1 (1990) — Contribuidor, algumas edições256 exemplares
Social and Political Philosophy: Readings From Plato to Gandhi (1963) — Contribuidor — 251 exemplares
Teaching with Fire: Poetry That Sustains the Courage to Teach (2003) — Contribuidor — 202 exemplares
Love Letters (1996) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
The Origins of the American Constitution (1986) — Contribuidor; Contribuidor; Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
Candide [Norton Critical Edition, 1st ed.] (1966) — Contribuidor — 156 exemplares
A Documentary History of Art, Volume 3 (1966) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
The Literature of the American South: A Norton Anthology (1997) — Contribuidor — 98 exemplares
American Heritage: A Reader (2011) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 68 exemplares
Classics of Modern Political Theory : Machiavelli to Mill (1996) — Contribuidor — 49 exemplares
Charlotte Temple [Norton Critical Edition] (2010) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
The Dissenters : America's Voices of Opposition (1993) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (1986) — Contribuidor — 34 exemplares
A Treatise on Political Economy (1817) — Tradutor, algumas edições30 exemplares
American Literature: The Makers and the Making (In Two Volumes) (1973) — Contribuidor, algumas edições25 exemplares
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
The people's land: A reader on land reform in the United States (1975) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Trees: A Celebration (1989) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Escritos políticos (1964) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Library of Southern Literature, Vol. VI: Hearn-Johnston (1909) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
An Autobiography of America (1929) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
America through the short story — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

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Quite possibly the best book of history I've ever read - the American Revolution, the Enlightenment, the French Revolution, shopping lists, child care instructions, treaty negotiations, rumination on religion, book reviews, art criticism, and too many more subjects to list. The complete correspondence between three of the founders (Abigail Adam's letters to and from Jefferson are included) constitutes in my humble opinion the best of history in the raw, the very stuff that still weaves it's way through our world two hundred years later. I cannot recommend this highly enough.… (mais)
 
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dhaxton | 3 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
I would not even know where to begin reviewing this tome, which collects many of Thomas Jefferson's writings. Of all the Founding Fathers, he has always been the most intriguing to me with his numerous pursuits -- a real Renaissance man. I had read many of the collected writings separately over the years (I was a history and political science major) but reading them collected this way was a great immersive experience.
 
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bschweiger | 5 outras críticas | Feb 4, 2024 |
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 outras críticas | 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?
 
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Kim.Sasso | 3 outras críticas | Aug 27, 2023 |

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415
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Membros
11,098
Popularidade
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Avaliação
4.1
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96
ISBN
559
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