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First principles : what America's founders learned from the Greeks and Romans and how that shaped our country / Thomas E. Ricks.

Ricks, Thomas E., (author.).

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Summary:

Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 973.099 RIC 2020 (Text) 33892100715458 Adult New Books Book None 12/29/2020 Available -
Baker County Library 973.3 .R539f 2020 (Text) 37814003343978 NON-FICTION - NEW Book System_Only_3months 03/04/2021 Available -
Hermiston Public Library 973.09 RIC (Text) 37838000600544 Adult Non-Fiction Book Branch_Only_3months 11/28/2020 Available -
The Dalles Wasco County Library 973.09 RIC (Text) 33892006640677 NEW BOOKS New/High Demand None 12/17/2020 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062997456
  • ISBN: 0062997459
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 386 pages : map ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-369) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Chronology -- Prologue: What is America? -- The power of colonial classicism -- Washington studies how to rise in colonial society -- John Adams aims to become an American Cicero -- Jefferson blooms at William & Mary -- Madison breaks away to Princeton -- Adams and the fuse of rebellion -- Jefferson's declaration of the "American mind" -- Washington: the noblest Roman of them all -- The war strains the classical model -- From a difficult war to an uneasy peace -- Madison and the Constitution: balancing vice with vice -- The Classical vision smashes into American reality -- The revolution of 1800: the people, not the plebes -- The end of American classicism -- Epilogue: What we can do -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix: The Declaration of Independence.
Summary, etc.:
Examines how the educations of America's first four presidents, and in particular their scholarly devotion to ancient Greek and Roman classics, informed the beliefs and ideals that shaped the nation's constitution and government.
Subject: Washington, George, 1732-1799 > Philosophy.
Adams, John, 1735-1826 > Philosophy.
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 > Philosophy.
Madison, James, 1751-1836 > Philosophy.
Political science > United States > History > 18th century.
Classical literature > Influence.
Classicism > United States > History > 18th century.
Philosophy, Ancient > Influence.
Presidents > United States > Knowledge and learning.
United States > Civilization > Classical influences.
United States > Politics and government > Philosophy.
United States > Civilization > Philosophy.
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