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 wel...
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (May 29, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.4 inches
Amazon Rank: 164549
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I am going to be brief in reviewing this book as I am no historian or expert on the Founding fathers. Here is what you would want to consider (personality-wise) when buying this book.Buy it if you:-Like to know about the founding fathers as they trul...
tively, 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.