You can now get your reading list from one of the country's founding fathers.

FOX's Lilian Woo reports:

Thomas Jefferson hand selected some of the most important books of his time for the library at the University of Virginia, which he created, and now hundreds of them are available to the public online, which is in keeping with what our third President believed: At a time when books were very expensive he thought it was the duty of the university to make great works available.

Many of his initial list, 7,000 books on topics ranging from Agriculture to Zoology didn't make it, lost in a fire in the 1800's, but thanks to a 40-year search by a librarian at the school, more than 330 legal works have been collected so that people today can read for themselves. The same books Jefferson wanted for fine legal minds of his time.

Lilian Woo, FOX News.

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