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The forgotten founding father : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture

Author: Joshua C Kendall
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the author of "The Man Who Made Lists" comes an absorbing biography of Noah Webster, whose name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but whose life story is not nearly so ubiquitous.
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
Named Person: Noah Webster; Noah Webster; Noah Webster; Noah Webster
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua C Kendall
ISBN: 9780399156991 0399156992
OCLC Number: 607084945
Description: xii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: George Washington's cultural attaché : the definer of American identity --
From farmboy to best-selling author. Hartford childhood and Yale manhood ; Spelling the new nation ; Traveling salesman --
Founding father. Counting his way across America ; Courtship at the Constitutional Convention ; Marriage and a turn away from words ; Editor of New York City's first daily --
Lexicographer. Setting his sights on Johnson and Johnson, Jr. ; Paterfamilias ; A lost decade ; The walking dictionary ; "More fleshy than ever before" --
Webster's after Webster : the director of defining.
Other Titles: Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture
Responsibility: Joshua Kendall.

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From the author of "The Man Who Made Lists" comes an absorbing biography of Noah Webster, whose name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but whose life story is not nearly so ubiquitous.

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