Staff Pick

A former Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist well-read in military and world history, Tom Ricks explores how the classical educations of the first four U.S. presidents—Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison—influenced their thinking and ultimately the contours of American democracy. First Principles is enlightening, lucid, entertaining, and particularly relevant at a time we’re all struggling in this country with how to get back to basic principles. At the end of the book is a helpful, practical chapter titled “What We Can Do.”

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ISBN: 9780062997456
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Published: Harper - November 10th, 2020