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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
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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
Biographies
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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Why the American Revolution, of all the great revolutions, was the only enduring success.  Read more...

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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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