Revolutionary Characters Revolutionary Characters

Revolutionary Characters

What Made the Founders Different

    • 3.8 • 16 Ratings
    • $14.99
    • $14.99

Publisher Description

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.

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2006
May 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
1.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Gavin scott field flash ,

Revolutionary cool

AWESOME!

More Books Like This

The Problem of Democracy The Problem of Democracy
2019
Founding Brothers Founding Brothers
2000
American Creation American Creation
2007
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817 The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735-1817
2013
Faces of Revolution Faces of Revolution
1990
Jefferson and Hamilton Jefferson and Hamilton
2013

More Books by Gordon S. Wood

The American Revolution The American Revolution
2002
The Radicalism of the American Revolution The Radicalism of the American Revolution
1991
Friends Divided Friends Divided
2017
The Idea of America The Idea of America
2011
Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815
2009
The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin
2004

Customers Also Bought

Eyewitness To Power Eyewitness To Power
2001
Leadership Leadership
2012
Founding Brothers Founding Brothers
2000
Legacy of Ashes Legacy of Ashes
2007
The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783 The Cause: The American Revolution and its Discontents, 1773-1783
2021
Bunker Hill Bunker Hill
2013