• $9.900

Descripción de editorial

From the bestselling author of The Invention of Nature, a fascinating look at the Founding Fathers like none you've seen before.

For the Founding Fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions: a conjoined interest as deeply ingrained in their characters as the battle for liberty and a belief in the greatness of their new nation.
 
Founding Gardeners is an exploration of that obsession, telling the story of the revolutionary generation from the unique perspective of their lives as gardeners, plant hobbyists, and farmers. Acclaimed historian Andrea Wulf describes how George Washington wrote letters to his estate manager even as British warships gathered off Staten Island; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson’s and John Adams’s faith in their fledgling nation; and why James Madison is the forgotten father of environmentalism. Through these and other stories, Wulf reveals a fresh, nuanced portrait of the men who created our nation.

GÉNERO
Estilo de vida y hogar
PUBLICADO
2011
marzo 29
LENGUAJE
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
352
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
VENDEDOR
Penguin Random House LLC
TAMAÑO
57.3
MB

Más libros de Andrea Wulf