Book Club

Mather Homestead Book Club
Wed., February 10, 7 pm, The Barn
First Principles:  What America's Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How that Shaped Our Country, by Thomas E. Ricks


It's hot off the press (published November 10, 2020), a Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a NY Times Top Pick, and a much talked-about book.  First Principles offers a revelatory account of the founding fathers, examining their educations and, in particular, their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics—and how that influence shaped their ideals and the new American nation.  Great winter reading for a lively February discussion!

NY Times Review

First Principles at Barrett Bookstore

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