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The noblest minds : fame, honor, and the American founding

Author: Peter McNamara
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1999.
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What made the founding generation of American statesmen so outstanding? To answer this question, this volume brings together a group of historians and political scientists to evaluate a neglected but  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McNamara, Peter, 1959-
Noblest minds.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©1999
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter McNamara
ISBN: 0847686817 9780847686810 0847686825 9780847686827
OCLC Number: 40830194
Description: ix, 236 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Fame, founders, and the idea of founding in the eighteenth century / Paul A. Rahe --
Ben Franklin, hero / Steven Forde --
George Washington and the life of honor / Lorraine Smith Pangle and Thomas L. Pangle --
John Adams and the quest for fame / C. Bradley Thompson --
"The holy cause of freedom": the libertarian legacy of Thomas Jefferson / David N. Mayer --
James Madison: memory, service, and fame / Lance Banning --
Alexander Hamilton, the love of fame, and modern democratic statesmanship / Peter McNamara --
John Marshall and the "false glare" of fame / Robert K. Faulkner --
Fame and The federalist / James W. Ceaser --
The classical and modern liberal understandings of honor / Thomas L. Pangle.
Responsibility: Peter McNamara.
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This collection would serve as excellent outside reading for courses in American political theory or for those that focus on the founding period. * American Political Science Review * This work is an Read more...

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