From one of America’s foremost historians, Inventing America compares Thomas Jefferson’s original draft of the Declaration of Independence with the final, accepted version, thereby challenging many long-cherished assumptions about both the man and the document. Although Jefferson has long been idealized as a champion of individual rights, Wills argues that in fact his vision was one in which interdependence, not self-interest, lay at the foundation of society.
“No one has offered so drastic a revision or so close or convincing an analysis as Wills has . . . The results are little short of astonishing” —(Edmund S. Morgan, New York Review of Books)
Garry Wills is a historian and the author of the New York Times bestsellers What Jesus Meant, Papal Sin, Why I Am a Catholic, and Why Priests?, among others. A frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and other publications, Wills is a Pulitzer Prize winner and a professor… More about Garry Wills
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Published by Doubleday Feb 15, 2017| 398 Pages| ISBN 9780385542838