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Revolutionary characters : what made the founders different

Author: Gordon S Wood
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 10 essays from previously published articles, the author presents miniature portraits of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, and others known as the founding fathers.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon S Wood
ISBN: 0143112082 9780143112082
OCLC Number: 270555924
Notes: Originally published: New York : Penguin Press, 2006.
Description: x, 321 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : the founders and the Enlightenment --
The greatness of George Washington --
The invention of Benjamin Franklin --
The trials and tribulations of Thomas Jefferson --
Alexander Hamilton and the making of a fiscal-military state --
Is there a "James Madison problem"? --
The relevance and irrelevance of John Adams --
Thomas Paine, America's first public intellectual --
The real treason of Aaron Burr --
The founders and the creation of modern public opinion.
Responsibility: Gordon S. Wood.

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In 10 essays from previously published articles, the author presents miniature portraits of George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Thomas Paine, and others known as the founding fathers.

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