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Shares President Madison's account of the debates that shaped the Constitutional Convention as well as the U.S. Constitution
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The Constitution of the United States of America was drafted chiefly by James Madison, considered to be The Father of the Constitution for his major contributions to the document.
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.
"The one invaluable source for the Federal Convention is, of course, James Madison's Notes of Debates. ... essential for all libraries."
-- Harvard Law Review
"An important book. ... Certainly this volume should be added to the collection of every library."
"In our day when the constitution is often interpreted out of context, or even in an alien context, all who truly revere the Constitution should be conversant with Madison's Notes, in which are set forth the purposes of the Founding Fathers."
-- Journal of Southern History
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Book Description W W Norton, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0393304051
Book Description W W Norton, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110393304051