skip to content
Ethan Allen : his life and times Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Ethan Allen : his life and times

Author: Willard Sterne Randall
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
Presents a biography of the frontier Founding Father who led a daring attack on Fort Ticonderoga and almost single-handedly brought the state of Vermont into the Union.
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ethan Allen; Ethan Allen; Ethan Allen
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Willard Sterne Randall
ISBN: 9780393076653 0393076652
OCLC Number: 668194891
Description: xiv, 617 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Most Unwearied Pains --
pt. 2. Gods of the Hills --
pt. 3. No Damned Arnold.
Responsibility: Willard Sterne Randall.

Abstract:

The long-awaited biography of the frontier Founding Father whose heroic actions and neglected writings inspired an entire generation from Paine to Madison.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

This is the first biography of Ethan Allen in half a century, and the only one to render him a psychologically complicated, fully flawed hero of the American Revolution. --Joseph J. Ellis, author of Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/668194891>
library:oclcnum"668194891"
library:placeOfPublication
library:placeOfPublication
owl:sameAs<info:oclcnum/668194891>
rdf:typeschema:Book
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:about
schema:bookEdition"1st ed."
schema:copyrightYear"2011"
schema:creator
schema:datePublished"2011"
schema:description"While Ethan Allen, a canonical hero of the American Revolution, has always been defined by his daring 1775 predawn attack on British-controlled Fort Ticonderoga, biographer Willard Sterne Randall challenges our conventional understanding of this largely unexamined Founding Father, documenting that much of what we "know" of Allen is mere folklore. Widening the scope of his inquiry beyond the Revolutionary War, Randall traces Allen back to his modest origins in Connecticut, where he was born in 1738. Largely self-educated, Allen demonstrated his rebellious nature early on through his attraction to Deism, his dramatic defense of smallpox vaccinations, and his early support of separation of church and state. Chronicling Allen's progress to commander of the largest American paramilitary force on the eve of the Revolution, Randall unlocks a trove of new source material, particularly evident in his portrait of Allen as a British prisoner-of-war, and reveals not only a public-spirited leader but a self-interested individual, often no less rapacious than his archenemies, the New York land barons.--From publisher description."@en
schema:description"Presents a biography of the frontier Founding Father who led a daring attack on Fort Ticonderoga and almost single-handedly brought the state of Vermont into the Union."@en
schema:description"pt. 1. The Most Unwearied Pains -- pt. 2. Gods of the Hills -- pt. 3. No Damned Arnold."@en
schema:exampleOfWork<http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/678839050>
schema:genre"History"@en
schema:genre"Biography"@en
schema:inLanguage"en"
schema:name"Ethan Allen : his life and times"@en
schema:publisher
schema:url
schema:workExample

Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.