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Writings of Thomas Jefferson
posted at March 30, 2012 2:14 PM EDT
First: March 30, 2012
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|Am taking a break from terrorist novels and pulled a book off the shelf that has been sitting there since I got it as an introductory offer through a book club 25 years ago! Thomas Jefferson Writings is the title and it's long (1600 pages in small print) so I thought I would skim through it but have been reading 90% of it while captivated by learing of the pre-revolutionary period up through the declaration of independence, the French Revolution when Jefferson was our emmisary there, the Constitutional Convention period, his famous squabbles with Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists while Jefferson was Secretary of State under Washington, then later when he was president and am now nearing the end and in the War of 1812 period. It is essentially his autobiography. He seems to me our Aristotle, Socrates and Plato combined into one incredibly gifter writer and philosopher and a true Renaisance man. Now I can't put it down!|