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Virtue, valor, & vanity : the Founding Fathers and the pursuit of fame

Author: Eric Burns
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub., ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles of the Founding Fathers of the United States evaluate their lives, careers, and specific contributions to the U.S. Constitution, in a historical assessment that illuminates their motivations while explaining how their shared vision remains relevant.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Burns, Eric.
Virtue, valor, & vanity.
New York : Arcade Pub., ©2011
(OCoLC)711051654
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Burns
ISBN: 9781611452921 1611452929
OCLC Number: 798347256
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource : portraits
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: The Crew of the Concord --
Part 1. The Beginnings of Celebrity: The Roman Republic --
The American in Paris --
Americans at Home --
Part 2. The Ingredients of Renown: Ambition --
Vanity --
Modesty --
Jealousy --
Image --
Myth --
Part 3. The Last Days of Famous Men: A Simple Epitaph --
The Tombstone at Red Hill --
An Early Death --
The Tourist Attraction --
A Message to the Future --
John Adams Survives --
Epilogue: The Autograph of a Not-So-Famous Man --
Index.
Other Titles: Virtue, valor, and vanity
Responsibility: Eric Burns.

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Profiles of the Founding Fathers of the United States evaluate their lives, careers, and specific contributions to the U.S. Constitution, in a historical assessment that illuminates their motivations while explaining how their shared vision remains relevant.

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