THE AMERICAN SOUL: REDISCOVERING THE WISDOM OF THE FOUNDERS. Jacob Needleman.

THE AMERICAN SOUL: REDISCOVERING THE WISDOM OF THE FOUNDERS.

New York: Putnams, 2002. First edition. Jacob Needleman takes a new sounding of the inner beliefs and spiritual sensibilities of the great iconic figures of America. His powerfully conceived portraits show us George Washington as the great symbol of selfless impartiality; Thomas Jefferson as the embodiment of the communal search for truth; Benjamin Franklin as the seeker of knowledge in two worlds. Abraham Lincoln emerges as the incarnation of the ideal of the individual; Frederick Douglas as the voice of America's conscience; and the story of the Iroquois constitution reveals the cosmic dimensions of America's ideal of democracy. Dr. Needleman's preamble presents a view of America from one of his twentieth century teachers. Very good condition in a very good dust jacket. Item #13697

371 pages.

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