#1285 First Family (Part One)

Joining our conversation this week is the award-winning author Joseph Ellis. We discuss his book First Family: Abigail and John Adams in part one of two shows as our first entry for the Thomas Jefferson Hour Book Club series.

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Further Reading

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Have You Looked Around, Mr. Jefferson?

The Jefferson Watch

John Adams said this was the central human impulse—this rage for distinction. Think about this in your own life. Where is your distinction from the herd—now numbering 340 million rival human beings in America alone? What do you have or do that marks you as remarkable, or perhaps unique? Somewhere in your story, says John Adams, you hang your competitive hat on that distinction.

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What Would Jefferson Do?

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No single president is of great importance in American history.
— Thomas Jefferson, as portrayed by Clay S. Jenkinson

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