Thomas Jefferson – Kindred Spirit


From John Adams by David McCullough:

“In the bookshops and stalls along the Seine were volumes in numbers and variety such as Jefferson had never seen, and his pleasure was boundless. To Madison he would describe the surpassing pleasure of ‘examining all the principal bookstores, turning over every book with my own hand’… There were weeks when he was buying books every day. In his first month in Paris, he could not buy them fast enough…”

I can certainly empathize with that!

One Comment

  1. Comment by Aravis:

    “Kindred spirit” indeed!