Summer 2022 Book Recommendation Series: 3rd Pick From Our Book Buyer!
Mount Vernon’s very own book buyer is recommending several books for summer reading; the third recommendation is this title from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks: First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country
Our book buyer explains her recommendation: "Pulitzer Prize winning author, Tom Ricks, examines principles held by four revolutionaries turned first four presidents, which came from their study of the writers from ancient Greece and Rome. Their varied yet classical educations into the nature of power and government helped shape the founding principles on which our country, and our Constitution were created. A wonderful book. You will learn so much about these four incredible men and begin to truly understand their vision and the struggle to give birth to this new nation. Highly recommended!"
A Mount Vernon bookplate, signed by the author, is included with your purchase of this FIRST EDITION.
First Principles: What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How That Shaped Our Country.
By Thomas E. Ricks. ISBN: 978-0062997456. Copyright 2020. Hardcover 416 pages.
Tom Ricks 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.
First Principles follows these four members of the Revolutionary generation from their youths to their adult lives, as they grappled with questions of independence, and forming and keeping a new nation. In doing so, Ricks interprets not only the effect of the ancient world on each man, and how that shaped our constitution and government, but offers startling new insights into these legendary leaders.
SIGNED FIRST EDITION
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