Revolutionary Characters

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What Made the Founders Different
By: Gordon S. Wood
Publisher:
Penguin Books (P-US)
Print ISBN: 9781594200939, 1594200939
eText ISBN: 9781101201664, 1101201665
Copyright year: 2006
Format: EPUB
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SKU: 9781101201664
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In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, “What made these men great?” and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each�Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, Paine�is presented individually as well as collectively, but the thread that binds these portraits together is the idea of character as a lived reality. They were members of the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-made men who understood that the arc of lives, as of nations, is one of moral progress.
Additional ISBNs
9780143112082, 0143112082

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