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Title:
What would Jefferson say?
Author:
Sheldon, Garrett Ward, 1954-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Pub. Group, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
212 pages ; 21 cm
General Note:
"What our third president would think of the world today--from the budget deficit and race relations to freedom of speech and family values."

"A Perigee book."
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780399524486
Format :
Book

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Central Library E332.2 .S545 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Written by an internationally recognized authority on Thomas Jefferson, this accessible, witty, insightful book takes a wide-ranging, well-researched look at the philosophies and practices of the revered founding father and principal author of the Declaration of Independence -- and applies them to today's most hotly disputed issues.

What would Jefferson say about the military, modern manners, and morality? How would he comment on crime and cable TV? With scholarly expertise and an engaging style, Sheldon helps us to understand Jefferson's ideas in relation to such modern topics as education, health care reform, and the environment -- and to gain a greater appreciation for how these ideas can shed light on our nation's most pressing problems.


Author Notes

Garrett Ward Sheldon is the John Morton Beaty Professor of Political and Social Sciences at Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia. He has lectured on Jefferson worldwide at such places at Oxford University and Moscow University, and is also the author of The Political Philosophy of Thomas Jefferson .


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