From the back cover:
THOMAS JEFFERSON'S LIVING WORDS:
"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man."
-From a letter to Dr. Benjamin Rush, 1800
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."
-From the Declaration of Independence
"We the General Assembly of Virginia do enact that no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever, nor shall be enforced, restrained, molested, or burthened in his body or goods, or shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion, and that the same in no wise diminish, enlarge, or affect their civil capacities."
-From the Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom
An abridgment by the author of a classic biography.