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Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence (signed)

WILLS, GARRY

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ISBN 10: 0385089767 / ISBN 13: 9780385089760
Published by Doubleday, New York, 1978
Hardcover
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Stated First Edition. Inscribed by author on front endpaper on June 29, 1978. FINE BOOK IN GOOD+ DUST JACKET WITH ORIGINAL $10.00 PRICE, TWO SMALL CHIPS, LIGHT TONING AND TAPE REPAIRED TEARS. Uncommon signed. Bookseller Inventory # 21399

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Title: Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration ...

Publisher: Doubleday, New York

Publication Date: 1978

Binding: Hard Cover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First printing.

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From one of America's foremost historians, Inventing America compares Thomas Jefferson's original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the final, accepted version, thereby challenging many long-cherished assumptions about both the man and the document. Although Jefferson has long been idealized as a champion of individual rights, Wills argues that in fact his vision was one in which interdependence, not self-interest, lay at the foundation of society. "No one has offered so drastic a revision or so close or convincing an analysis as Wills has . . . The results are little short of astonishing" (Edmund S. Morgan New York Review of Books ).

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"No one has offered so drastic a revision or so close or convincing an analysis as Wills has...The results are little short of astonishing."
-- Edmund S. Morgan The New York Review of Books

"The best and most thorough analysis of the Declaration ever written."
--David Brion Davis, The New York Times Book Review

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