Mr. Jefferson

Mr Jefferson Biography of the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence He was one of the most brilliant individuals in history His interests were boundless and his a

  • Title: Mr. Jefferson
  • Author: Albert Jay Nock
  • ISBN: 9780809000340
  • Page: 406
  • Format: None
  • 1926 Biography of the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence He was one of the most brilliant individuals in history His interests were boundless, and his accomplishments were great and varied He was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, politician, scientists, architect, inventor, pioneer in scientific farming, musician, and1926 Biography of the third president of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence He was one of the most brilliant individuals in history His interests were boundless, and his accomplishments were great and varied He was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, politician, scientists, architect, inventor, pioneer in scientific farming, musician, and writer, and he was the foremost spokesman for democracy of his day.

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    1. I enjoyed this book because I enjoy Mr. Nock's writing style and general attitude toward life and culture. As he writes in his postscript, this book is not meant to be a formal biography in the usual sense but is rather a "study" of manner and character. I got the feeling the author considers Jefferson to be a member of his rare intellectual lineage consisting of those educated persons who see the world for what it is, especially the cannibalistic tendencies of human government. This book focuse [...]

    2. I'm sure it is given its simple title on the basis of Jefferson's own assertion that even the title of "Mr." President" was more than was necessary. Nock makes it clear that he is neither historian nor biographer here, but merely a student of Jefferson's life. Nock portrays Jefferson as that ideal combination of mathematician and poet necessary to make a truly practical man. Nock relates the Anglican political structure and debate of William and Mary as being the training ground that gave Jeffer [...]

    3. Farmerect.ntorilosopherradorcretary of statece presidentesidentunder of the University of Virginia. That's a lot to accomplish in 83 years, and needless to say that the man who did all of that was a complicated man. Yet there are many, many books written about America's 3rd president. Albert Jay Nock paints a straightforward account of Jefferson's life without the hagiography that can be tempting to the biographer.Written in 1928, Nock was given backing by wealthy fans to write this biography, p [...]

    4. An amateur biography on the most radical President, written with the view and through the eyes of a similar intelligent and educated man. Nock read through Jefferson's letters and drew his own conclusions outside of the common statist mentality of court exaltation which dominates the field of Historians. What motivated Jefferson to write the Declaration? What did he do in his spare time? How were his formative years spent and how were they crucial to his worldview? Why did he accept the presiden [...]

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