Revolutionary Characters

What Made the Founders Different
Product Number: EB00394302
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781101201664
Publisher: Penguin Books
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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.

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Author(s): Gordon S. Wood
Original Publish Date: May 18, 2006

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Author(s): Gordon S. Wood
Narrator(s): Scott Brick
Product Number Z100010753
Released: Jul 06, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307876287

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