Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different

Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different

Description

A New York Times bestseller! In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, What made these men great, and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each, Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, Paine, is presented individually as well as collectively, but the thread that binds these portraits together is the idea of character as a lived reality. They were members of the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-made men who understood that the arc of lives, as of nations, is one of moral progress. Lin-Manuel Miranda's smash Broadway musical Hamilton has sparked new interest in the Revolutionary War and the Founding Fathers. In addition to Alexander Hamilton, the production also features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Aaron Burr, Lafayette, and many more. Look for Gordon's most recent book, Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.


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Details

Author(s)
Gordon S Wood
Format
Paperback | 336 pages
Dimensions
140 x 214 x 19mm | 308g
Publication date
01 Jun 2007
Publisher
Penguin Books
Publication City/Country
New York, NY, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0143112082
ISBN13
9780143112082
Bestsellers rank
340,473