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Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different

Together is the idea of character as a lived reality They were members of the first generation in history that was self consciously self mademen who understood that the arc of lives as of nations is one of moral progress. While Gordon Wood is one of the leading historians of the 18th Century nascent American republic and his depth and breadth of knowledge is remark

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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 greatand shows us among many. I picked up this book at the library on July 3 so I could start reading it the next day My plan was to spend most of the 4th trying to learn a li

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Other things just how much character did in fact matter The life of eachWashington Adams Jefferson Franklin Hamilton Madison Paineis presented individually as well as collectively but the thread that binds these portraits. This was a very interesting read The author a Pulitzer Prize winner for another book on the Revolutionary War presents what I would call characte


About the Author: Gordon S. Wood

Gordon S Wood is Professor of History at Brown University He received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution and the 1970 Bancroft Prize for The Creation of the American Republic 1776 1787



10 thoughts on “Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different

  1. says:

    Wood offers a chapter each to a slew of household names from the time of the Revolution It is like getting to read a very well inform

  2. says:

    America's Founders And American IdealsFor much of our history the leaders of the American Revolution and the framers of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution enjoyed iconic mythic status But they have also been subjected to criticism and debunking based on their alleged elitism racism and sexism in our increasingly cyn

  3. says:

    I picked up this book at the library on July 3 so I could start reading it the next day My plan was to spend most of the

  4. says:

    An excellent book that looks at the characters of the American Revolution what made them different The book assumes a working knowledge of the time period since it focuses on eight men what their motivations were Extensively documented other readings are suggested as needed His basic premise is that these men were revolutionaries that fought themselves out of a job If he has a political axe to grind he kept it out of his writing

  5. says:

    I love history especially that of our Revolution so I was looking forward to reading this book I wish I could say I enjoyed it but

  6. says:

    This was a very interesting read The author a Pulitzer Prize winner for another book on the Revolutionary War pre

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    Gordon S Wood is Professor of History at Brown University He received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution and the 1970 Bancroft Prize for The Creation of the American Republic 1776 1787 Revolutionary Characters What Made the Founders Different is a series of essays covering each of ei

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    Similar to the Idea of America in that Revolutionary Characters is a collection of previously written essays edited for a popular audience I actually fairly enjoy the format which paints the main themes of Wood's work the gentlemen culture republicanism and the birth of democratic culture while still being accessible unlike the very dense Radicalism of the American Revolution worth a read but hardly a poolside read The

  9. says:

    While Gordon Wood is one of the leading historians of the 18th Century nascent American republic and his depth and breadth

  10. says:

    I enjoyed listening to these essays during my daily commute I learned many things about my American history and heritage It also inspired me to read some of Thomas Paine's works I think I have also found a way to get non fiction into my reading diet It's definitely enjoyable to listen to and focus on via an audiobook then

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