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Thomas Jefferson and the world of books a symposium held at the Library of Congress, September 21, 1976. by

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Published by The Library in Washington .
Written in English


  • Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 -- Library.,
  • Emerson, Ralph Waldo, 1803-1882.,
  • Library of Congress -- History.

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Edition Notes

ContributionsLibrary of Congress.
LC ClassificationsZ733.U57 T45
The Physical Object
Pagination37 p. :
Number of Pages37
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4551870M
ISBN 10084440246X
LC Control Number77021320

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In order to understand Thomas Jefferson's method of marking his books, one needs to know a few details of book production in Jefferson's day. Books are printed not leaf by leaf but on a large sheet of paper with a number of pages on each side.   Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates reads like an edge-of-your-seat, page-turning thriller. You will love this book and also wonder why so few people know this story. No one captures the danger, intrigue, and drama of the American Revolution and its aftermath like Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger.” —Brad Thor/5(39). In this classic work by one of America's most distinguished historians, Daniel Boorstin enters into Thomas Jefferson's world of ideas. By analysing writings of 'the Jeffersonian Circle,' Boorstin explores concepts of God, nature, equality, toleration, education and government in order to illuminate their underlying world view.4/5. A solid book. I particularly liked the textual analysis of previous historians' work (or lack thereof) on this topic. This is not the book to read if you want a strong attempt to develop a picture of Sally Hemings as a person (it provides a better view of Jefferson, in that sense); also, far from a completely conclusive 'proof' of Jefferson fathering Hemings' children; but a great introduction 4/5.

Throughout his life, books were vital to Thomas Jefferson's education and well-being. By when the British burned the nation's Capitol and the Library of Congress, Jefferson had acquired the largest personal collection of books in the United States. Jefferson offered to sell his library to Congress as a replacement for the collection destroyed by the British during the War of This book takes us on a photographic and textual adventure into the spirit of Monticello and its architect, Thomas Jefferson. (Southern Living) This beautiful book captures the home's aesthetic appeal, and the experts writing the text bring new information on the way Jefferson lived, studied, and created there/5(31).   Q: What became of Thomas Jefferson’s books? Thomas Jefferson donated his remaining books to the Library of Congress, which became one of the world’s largest libraries. (Also called "book cases" or "book presses.") In , Thomas Jefferson "ceded" (he never used the word "sold" when referring to the transaction) his extensive personal library to the United States government to replace the holdings in the Capitol that were burned by the British in His collection of nearly seven thousand titles was perhaps the finest in the country and later it became.