Thomas Jefferson by Edward S. (Sylvester) Ellis
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No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None was more sagacious, wise and prudent, and none understood his countrymen better. By birth an aristocrat, by nature he was a democrat. The most learned man that ever sat in the president's chair, his tastes were the simple ones of a farmer. Surrounded by the pomp and ceremony of Washington and Adams' courts, his dress was homely. He despised titles, and preferred severe plainness of speech and the sober garb of the Quakers.

About Edward S. (Sylvester) Ellis

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Edward Sylvester Ellis was an American author born in Ohio in 1840. He was a teacher, school administrator, journalist and the author of hundreds of publications written under his own name and several pseudonyms. Ellis is probably best known for his Deer Hunter novels that were widely read by young boys up until the 1950's.After writing fiction for over thirty years, Ellis changed his focus in the mid 1880's. He began composing more serious work of biography and history.Ellis died at Cliff Island, Maine at the age of 76.
Published May 12, 2012 by Instructor Publishing Co.. 148 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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