Light and Liberty
By (author) Thomas Jefferson
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Light and Liberty by Thomas Jefferson
Book DescriptionWere Thomas Jefferson alive to read this book, he would recognize every sentence, every elegant turn of phrase, every lofty, beautifully expressed idea. Indeed, every word in the book is his. In an astonishing feat of editing, Eric S. Petersen has culled the entirety of Thomas Jefferson s published works to fashion thirty-four original essays on themes ranging from patriotism and liberty to hope, humility, and gratitude. The result is a lucid, inspiring distillation of the wisdom of one of America s greatest political thinkers. From his personal motto Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God to his resounding discourse on life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson defined the essential truth of the American spirit. In the essays that Petersen has crafted from letters, speeches, and public documents, Jefferson s unique moral philosophy and vision shine through. Among the hundreds of magnificent sentences gathered in this volume, here are Jefferson s pronouncements on Gratitude: I have but one system of ethics for men and for nations to be grateful, to be faithful to all engagements and under all circumstances, to be open and generous. Religion: A concern purely between our God and our consciences. America s national character: It is part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate; to surmount every difficulty with resolution and contrivance. Public debt: We shall all consider ourselves unauthorized to saddle posterity with our debts, and morally bound to pay them ourselves. War: I abhor war and view it as the greatest scourge of mankind. In stately measured cadences, these thirty-four essays provide timeless guidance on leading a spiritually fulfilling life . Light and Liberty is a triumphant work of supreme eloquence, as uplifting today as when Jefferson first set these immortal sentences on paper. From the Hardcover edition. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812974324
(203mm x 130mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 11-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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It is incredible that Thomas Jefferson, America's third President, was able to find time to complete what was effectively a precis of the Gospel story without actually adding interpretation or any of his own words.
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Author Biography - Thomas Jefferson
ERIC S. PETERSEN is a managing partner at the New York law firm of Hawkins Delafield & Wood LLP. Educated at Brown University and the University of Chicago Law School, he has studied Jefferson s life and works since 1993. He lives in Connecticut and can be reached at www.lightandliberty.org. From the Hardcover edition."
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