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Before “American Sphinx” by Joseph Ellis (1996), and “American Scripture” by Pauline Maier (1997), there was “Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence,” by Garry... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ricardo Mio
Like his other works Garry Wills is insightful. His writing is excellent and this book is a delight to read.Published 1 month ago by Roger Howard
This is a wonderful book by a wonderful American historian. Every thinking American should read this little book.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
It took me a YEAR to read this book; no lie. A YEAR. I am largely self-educated (I have degrees, but the time I spent overseas and in other places out of traditional school I used... Read morePublished 23 months ago by JLW
This is a major work of history--of American history in particular. It lays bare important aspects of what kind of thinking (epistemological foundations) of the key players... Read morePublished on September 10, 2013 by Jim Anthony
This book has had a place of honor on my bookshelf for many years. Wills excels at bringing a fresh perspective on historical issues, showing that old topics are still relevant to... Read morePublished on August 7, 2008 by Israel Ramirez
As is well known, or should be well known, the American Declaration of Independence is a classic 18th century Enlightenment document. Read morePublished on November 30, 2007 by Alfred Johnson
To the staff of Amazon, please correct the typo in the title of this book? The word "Independence" is listed as "Indepedence".
Garry Wills succeeds in getting the reader inside the cultural world of Thomas Jefferson and the founding fathers. Read morePublished on August 9, 2003 by T. Johnson