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Thomas Ricks: New Book Examines How America's Founders Were Influenced by Classic Works

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks discusses his new book about the founding fathers and their devotion to the ancient Greek and Roman classics. He wrote First Principles while a visiting fellow in history at Bowdoin College.

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Tom Ricks has worked for The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, and he is the author of several books, including "The Generals," "The Gamble," "Churchill & Orwell," and "Fiasco."

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