The life and selected writings of Thomas Jefferson / edited, and with an introduction by Adrienne Koch and William Peden.

; Koch, Adrienne, 1912-1971, editor ; Peden, William (William Harwood), 1913-1999
New York, NY : The Modern library, 1944.

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Other Authors Koch, Adrienne, 1912-1971,
Peden, William 1913-1999.
Subjects Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Jefferson, Thomas.
Politics and government.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- History -- 19th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 18th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century.
United States.
Series Modern library of the world's best books.
Description xliv, 730 pages : frontispiece (facsimile) ; 19 cm.
Copyright Date 1944.
Notes "First Modern library edition, 1944."
Special Collections copy bound in red cloth with gold and black stamping. DGW LOCAL
Summary 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.
Contents Introduction -- 1. Autobiography -- 2. The anas -- 3. Travel journals -- 4. Essay on Anglo-Saxon -- 5. Biographical sketches of famous men -- 6. Notes on Virginia -- 7. Public papers -- 8. Letters.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)403254
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
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