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Voices In Our Blood by Jon Meacham

Title Voices in Our Blood
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2001-02-15
Category History
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9780375506826
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A literary anthology of important and artful interpretations of the civil rights movement and the fight against white supremacy, past and present—including pieces by Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, Richard Wright, and John Lewis “Jon Meacham . . . has done about the best job of anthologizing the movement that I’ve ever seen.”—Tom Wicker, Mother Jones Editor and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham has chosen pieces by journalists, novelists, historians, and artists, bringing together a wide range of perspectives and experiences. The result is an unprecedented and powerful portrait of the movement’s spirit and struggle, told through voices that resonate with passion and strength. Maya Angelou takes us on a poignant journey back to her childhood in the Arkansas of the 1930s. On the front page of The New York Times, James Reston marks the movement’s apex as he describes what it was like to watch Martin Luther King, Jr., deliver his heralded “I Have a Dream” speech in real time. Alice Walker takes up the movement’s progress a decade later in her article “Choosing to Stay at Home: Ten Years After the March on Washington.” And John Lewis chronicles the unimaginable courage of the ordinary African Americans who challenged the prevailing order, paid for it in blood and tears, and justly triumphed. Voices in Our Blood is a compelling look at the movement as it actually happened, from the days leading up to World War II to the anxieties and ambiguities of this new century. The story of race in America is a never-ending one, and Voices in Our Blood tells us how we got this far—and how far we still have to go to reach the Promised Land. This powerful anthology contains works from: Maya Angelou • Russell Baker • James Baldwin • Taylor Branch • Hodding Carter • Ellis Cose • Stanley Crouch • Ralph Ellison • William Faulkner • Marshall Frady • Henry Louis Gates, Jr. • Peter Goldman • David Halberstam • Alex Haley • Elizabeth Hardwick • Charlayne Hunter-Gault • Murray Kempton • John Lewis • Louis E. Lomax • Benjamin E. Mays • Willie Morris • Flannery O’Connor • Walker Percy • Howell Raines • James Reston • Carl T. Rowan • John Steinbeck • William Styron • Calvin Trillin • Alice Walker • Robert Penn Warren • Pat Watters • Bernard Weinraub • Eudora Welty • Rebecca West • E. B. White • Gary Wills • Tom Wolfe • Richard Wright

The Soul Of America by Jon Meacham

Title The Soul of America
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 2019-04-30
Category History
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780399589829
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR * The Christian Science Monitor * Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the "better angels of our nature" have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women's rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson's crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear--a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always--or even often--been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, "The good news is that we have come through such darkness before"--as, time and again, Lincoln's better angels have found a way to prevail. Praise for The Soul of America "Brilliant, fascinating, timely . . . With compelling narratives of past eras of strife and disenchantment, Meacham offers wisdom for our own time."--Walter Isaacson "Gripping and inspiring, The Soul of America is Jon Meacham's declaration of his faith in America."--Newsday "Meacham gives readers a long-term perspective on American history and a reason to believe the soul of America is ultimately one of kindness and caring, not rancor and paranoia."--USA Today

The Hope Of Glory by Jon Meacham

Title The Hope of Glory
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Convergent Books
Release Date 2020
Category RELIGION
Total Pages 144
ISBN 9780593236666
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham explores the seven last sayings of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels, combining rich historical and theological insights to reflect on the true heart of the Christian story. For Jon Meacham, as for believers worldwide, the events of Good Friday and Easter reveal essential truths about Christianity. A former vestryman of Trinity Church Wall Street and St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Meacham delves into that intersection of faith and history in this meditation on the seven phrases Jesus spoke from the cross. Beginning with "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do" and ending with "Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit," Meacham captures for the reader how these words epitomize Jesus's message of love, not hate; grace, not rage; and, rather than vengeance, extraordinary mercy. For each saying, Meacham composes an essay on the origins of Christianity and how Jesus's final words created a foundation for oral and written traditions that upended the very order of the world. Writing in a tone more intimate than any of his previous works, Jon Meacham returns us to the moment that transformed Jesus from a historical figure into the proclaimed Son of God, worshiped by billions.

Songs Of America by Jon Meacham

Title Songs of America
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2019-06-11
Category History
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780593132968
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw “Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music—by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones. From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.,” Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation. Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more. Songs of America explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” “God Bless America,” “Over There,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in Songs of America,” one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be.

American Lion by Jon Meacham

Title American Lion
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 2008
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 483
ISBN 9781400063253
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Chronicles the life and career of Andrew Jackson, a self-made man who went on to become a military hero and seventh president of the United States, analyzing Jackson's seminal role during a turbulent era in history.

Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham

Title Thomas Jefferson
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 2013
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 759
ISBN 9780812979480
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents a portrait of the third president that considers his early life, role as a Founding Father, and considerable achievements as a master politician.

Title His Truth is Marching on
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category African American civil rights workers
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781984855022
Language English, Spanish, and French
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John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, is a visionary and a man of faith. Using intimate interviews with Lewis and his family and deep research into the history of the civil rights movement, Meacham writes of how the activist and leader was inspired by the Bible, his mother's unbreakable spirit, his sharecropper father's tireless ambition, and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr. A believer in hope above all else, Lewis learned from a young age that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. At the age of four, Lewis, ambitious to become a preacher, practiced by preaching to the chickens he took care of. When his mother cooked one of the chickens, the boy refused to eat it--his first act of non-violent protest. Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God, and an unshakable belief in the power of hope. Meacham calls Lewis "as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the nation-state in the eighteenth century. He did what he did--risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful--not in spite of America, but because of America, and not in spite of religion, but because of religion."

Impeachment by Jon Meacham

Title Impeachment
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Modern Library
Release Date 2018-10-02
Category HISTORY
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781984853783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Impeachment is rare, and for good reason. Designed to check tyrants or defend the nation from a commander-in-chief who refuses to do so, the process of impeachment outlined in the Constitution is what Thomas Jefferson called "the most formidable weapon for the purpose of a dominant faction that was ever contrived." It nullifies the will of voters, the basic foundation of legitimacy for all representative democracies. Only three times has a president's conduct led to such political disarray as to warrant his potential removal from office, transforming a political crisis into a constitutional one. None has yet succeeded. In the first book to consider these three presidents alone, and the one thing they have in common, Jeffrey Engel, Jon Meacham, Timothy Naftali, and Peter Baker explain that the basis and process of impeachment is more political than it is a legal verdict. The Constitution states that the president, "shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors," leaving room for historical precedent and the temperament of the time to weigh heavily on each case. These three cases highlight factors beyond the president's behavior that impact the likelihood and outcome of an impeachment: the president's relationship with Congress, the power and resilience of the office itself, and the polarization of the moment. This is a realist, rather than hypothetical, view of impeachment that looks to history for clues about its future--with one obvious candidate in mind"--

American Gospel by Jon Meacham

Title American Gospel
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2007-03-20
Category History
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9781588365774
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham reveals how the Founding Fathers viewed faith—and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice. At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, American Gospel draws on the past to offer a new perspective. Meacham re-creates the fascinating history of a nation grappling with religion and politics–from John Winthrop’s “city on a hill” sermon to Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence; from the Revolution to the Civil War; from a proposed nineteenth-century Christian Amendment to the Constitution to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call for civil rights; from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. Debates about religion and politics are often more divisive than illuminating. Secularists point to a “wall of separation between church and state,” while many conservatives act as though the Founding Fathers were apostles in knee britches. As Meacham shows in this brisk narrative, neither extreme has it right. At the heart of the American experiment lies the God of what Benjamin Franklin called “public religion,” a God who invests all human beings with inalienable rights while protecting private religion from government interference. It is a great American balancing act, and it has served us well. Meacham has written and spoken extensively about religion and politics, and he brings historical authority and a sense of hope to the issue. American Gospel makes it compellingly clear that the nation’s best chance of summoning what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” lies in recovering the spirit and sense of the Founding. In looking back, we may find the light to lead us forward. Praise for American Gospel “In his American Gospel, Jon Meacham provides a refreshingly clear, balanced, and wise historical portrait of religion and American politics at exactly the moment when such fairness and understanding are much needed. Anyone who doubts the relevance of history to our own time has only to read this exceptional book.”—David McCullough, author of 1776 “Jon Meacham has given us an insightful and eloquent account of the spiritual foundation of the early days of the American republic. It is especially instructive reading at a time when the nation is at once engaged in and deeply divided on the question of religion and its place in public life.”—Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation

Title Voice of Our Forefathers
Author Ron McVan
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2010-09-01
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 238
ISBN 1453601309
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Wulf Sorensen wrote the original "VOICE OF OUR FOREFATHERS" in the first half of the 20th century as a calling of the blood to all the of the Aryan tribes worldwide. In this newly expanded edition of that book, the reader will find an even deeper calling to times which are now far more perilous not only for Aryans and all of humanity but to our life-sustaining planet as well. "VOICE OF OUR FOREFATHERS" makes a diligent attempt to awaken the Aryan people to the extremely vital and urgent issues incumbent upon those who are rapidly losing their ancestral and ethnic roots to an alarming degree in the maddening gyre of the modern industrial, consumer driven high-tech age."

Franklin And Winston by Jon Meacham

Title Franklin And Winston
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House Incorporated
Release Date 2004
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 490
ISBN 9780812972825
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the complex relationship between Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill and its influence on the course of World War II, examining their individual attempts to manage and influence each other.

This Is The Voice by John Colapinto

Title This Is the Voice
Author John Colapinto
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2021-01-26
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781982128760
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times bestselling writer explores what our unique sonic signature reveals about our species, our culture, and each one of us. Finally, a vital topic that has never had its own book gets its due. There’s no shortage of books about public speaking or language or song. But until now, there has been no book about the miracle that underlies them all—the human voice itself. And there are few writers who could take on this surprisingly vast topic with more artistry and expertise than John Colapinto. Beginning with the novel—and compelling—argument that our ability to speak is what made us the planet’s dominant species, he guides us from the voice’s beginnings in lungfish millions of years ago to its culmination in the talent of Pavoratti, Martin Luther King Jr., and Beyoncé—and each of us, every day. Along the way, he shows us why the voice is the most efficient, effective means of communication ever devised: it works in all directions, in all weathers, even in the dark, and it can be calibrated to reach one other person or thousands. He reveals why speech is the single most complex and intricate activity humans can perform. He travels up the Amazon to meet the Piraha, a reclusive tribe whose singular language, more musical than any other, can help us hear how melodic principles underpin every word we utter. He heads up to Harvard to see how professional voices are helped and healed, and he ventures out on the campaign trail to see how demagogues wield their voices as weapons. As far-reaching as this book is, much of the delight of reading it lies in how intimate it feels. Everything Colapinto tells us can be tested by our own lungs and mouths and ears and brains. He shows us that, for those who pay attention, the voice is an eloquent means of communicating not only what the speaker means, but also their mood, sexual preference, age, income, even psychological and physical illness. It overstates the case only slightly to say that anyone who talks, or sings, or listens will find a rich trove of thrills in This Is the Voice.

Our Blood Remembers by Lois Red Elk

Title Our Blood Remembers
Author Lois Red Elk
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2011
Category American poetry
Total Pages 81
ISBN OCLC:760089933
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Destiny And Power by Jon Meacham

Title Destiny and Power
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date 2016
Category Biography
Total Pages 844
ISBN 9780812979473
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2015"--Title page verso.

Voices In The Blood by David L. Spruance

Title Voices in the Blood
Author David L. Spruance
Publisher iUniverse
Release Date 2001-01
Category Fiction
Total Pages 436
ISBN 9780595175154
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An author contemplates the motivations of his character—an alienated, exiled youth in seventeenth century France; a modern character struggles to derive personal meaning from an unknowable past, and in the fusion of these two efforts emerges a narrative of discovery: who we are and the forces that define us. Voices in the Blood is a novel about the stories in each of us, the voices that inform those stories and make us unique. Listening to our own voices gives each of us a sense of being, a sense of belonging, a sense of connection to our near and distant past and a future stretching away before us. It gives us a sense that we are indeed the center of the vast and mysterious universe. Sitting in a cemetery surrounded by the graves of his forebears, the twentieth century character says, “sometimes I think that they really do know that I’m here, all of them, even the ones that died long before I was born, and I think they can talk to me, and I stand very, very still and listen for their voices…”

Thomas Jefferson by Jon Meacham

Title Thomas Jefferson
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Crown Books For Young Readers
Release Date 2014-09-09
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 321
ISBN 0385387490
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An illustrated adaptation of the best-selling Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power introduces the third president's life and political philosophies while offering insight into his achievements as a lawyer, ambassador and scientific innovator. By the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning American Lion.

Voice Of The Blood by Jemiah Jefferson

Title Voice of the Blood
Author Jemiah Jefferson
Publisher 47North
Release Date 2013-06-25
Category Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1477806482
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The ordinary life of a grad student was so boring for Ariane. She was desperate for some change, some excitement to shake things up. She had no idea she was only one step away from a whole new world—a world of darkness and decay, of eternal life and eternal death. But once she fell prey to Ricari she would learn more about this world than she ever dreamed possible. More than anyone should dare to know . . . if they value their soul.

Title SHAN HAI JING A BOOK COVERED WITH BLOOD
Author Kate Bazilevsky
Publisher HPA Press
Release Date 2014-08-22
Category True Crime
Total Pages 126
ISBN 9781310766732
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In essence, this story is about how a certain person was searching his bookshelf for something to read and in the end found a book, which turned out to be the source, from which it is possible to obtain absolutely any kind of information about absolutely any person. Meaning, information to the smallest particulars and details about what his or her qualities of personality are, how he or she lives, what he or she really wants to achieve, what he or she hides, and much more. And, it does not matter, if the subject is some person, who lived in the distant past or lives in the present or someone, who will live in the future. Since, as it turned out later on, this literary monument is nothing other than the Catalog of human population. In other words, the encyclopedia of Homo sapiens; in essence, the same as encyclopedias, reference books for specialists, which contain complete information about representatives of a particular subspecies of animals, plants, etc. Although at some point, the course of this story turned banal: "bad guys" from security services, intelligence services, politics decided to not only use this source of knowledge for their dirty deeds, but also to appropriate it solely for their personal use. And, the way they tried to do this is also banal: by physically destroying the author of discovery of the Catalog of human population and all of his colleagues. However, the ending of this story makes it stand out from the category of ordinary spy stories. At least because the main characters of this story managed to survive not due to favorable concatenation of circumstances or someone’s help, but thanks to that knowledge, which they discovered in the ancient text, which turned out to be the Catalog of human population. Of course, such an outcome upset and continues to upset not only the Russian special services, but also all those people in whose way developers of the Catalog of human population got. And, in this civilization, there are countless numbers of such people: from psychologists (who become no longer needed by anyone) to organizers of this civilization themselves. Since from the standpoint of the Catalog of human population—technogenic civilization without a human, which they lovingly built for many centuries, is simply trash, to put it mildly, and beneath all criticism. And, they themselves are also trash. However, regular people, who (thanks to the scientific discovery made by Andrey Davydov) got the source with answers to all of their questions and individual recipes, now no longer need to pay "experts on the human soul" for being shamelessly fooled. Therefore, whoever tries to kill developers of the Catalog of human population in the future must know that it is no longer possible, as they already became part of history of humanity. After all, at the current stage of development, a Homo sapiens has only one possibility to continue to live after death, to live through the ages: in the product that he/she created. And, those, who tried and continue to try to kill them, were nobodies and will remain nobodies, who one day will cease to exist without leaving a trace. As for organizers of this "civilization"—maybe instead of trying to find new recipes to destroy "excess billions" and trying to examine human potential using Neanderthal methods, it would be more reasonable not only to find out the recipe of how to make Homo sapiens a 100% controllable producer and consumer from the source (which, by the way, seems to have been left to humanity by creators of nature and a human on this planet), but also how to build a civilization without quotes? After all, it only seems to them that they are the main deceivers, while in reality they were fooled, and fooled majorly.

These Are Our Voices by James Overholt

Title These are Our Voices
Author James Overholt
Publisher Childrens Museum of Oak Ridge
Release Date 1987
Category Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
Total Pages 550
ISBN STANFORD:36105041060570
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title In the Hands of the People
Author Jon Meacham
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2020
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780593229316
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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, 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 Douglas, 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 Freedom-"Divided we stand, united we fall." The importance of a free press-"Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter." Public education-"Enlighten the public generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body & mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day." Participation in government-A citizen should be "a participator in the government of affairs not merely at an election, one day in the year, but every day." There are also sections on immigration, voting, equality, patriotism, partisanship, and with introductions to each subject by Meacham. This book will be enlightening for all citizens of the American republic.