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First Principles

What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country

Thomas E. Ricks

The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author offers a revelatory new book about the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics—and how that influence would shape their ideals and the new American nation.On the morning after the 2016 presid...
Publish Date
2020
November 10
Goodreads rating
4.27
ISBN
9780062997456
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
Dec 09, 2020
My favorite book of the year! Read it for yourself and then please pass it along to your child in college. Tom Ricks reconnects us to the political genius of our founders without shying away from their personal faults.      source