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The founders at home : the building of America, 1735-1817

Author: Myron Magnet
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Discusses the history of America's Founding Fathers through their words and actions but also through the architectural treasures of the homes they built while they conspired to change the world.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Myron Magnet
ISBN: 9780393240214 0393240215
OCLC Number: 829738435
Description: viii, 472 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents: The Americanness of the American Revolution --
The firebrands. Conceived in liberty : William Livingston and the case for revolution ; Conservative revolutionaries : the Lees of Stratford Hall --
The Federalists. George Washington : in pursuit of fame ; General Washington ; President Washington ; John Jay : America's indispensable diplomat ; Alexander Hamilton and the American dream --
The Republicans. Thomas Jefferson : Monticello's shadows ; James Madison : theory ; James Madison : practice.
Responsibility: Myron Magnet.


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"The Founders at Home is rich in insight, wit, and wisdom about the men who created America. It's superb-a pleasure to read on every page." -- Thomas Fleming, author of The Intimate Lives of the Read more...

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