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In the Hands of the People
In the Hands of the People
by Jon Meacham


 
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New York, NY: Random House (Pub Date: June 30 2020)

Hardback.

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An inspiring manual on how to be a good citizen today, from Thomas Jefferson and others. Edited and with an introduction and essays by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and with an afterword by Pulitzer Prize winner Annette Gordon-Reed. Thomas Jefferson believed in the covenant between a government and its citizens—in both the government’s responsibilities to its people and the people’s responsibility to the republic. In this illuminating book, a project of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, the #1 New York Times bestselling author Jon Meacham presents selections from Jefferson’s writing on the subject, with comments on Jefferson’s ideas from others, including Colin Powell, Madeline Albright, Frederick Douglass, Carl Sagan, American Presidents, others. Meacham writes of how Jefferson’s words provide an enrichment for U.S. citizens in the twenty-first century. His thoughts revitalize the way readers relate to Jeffersonian concepts including

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