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Revolutionary Characters : What Made the Founders Different
by Gordon S. Wood


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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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  • ISBN-13: 9780143112082
  • ISBN-10: 0143112082
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish Date: May 2007
  • Page Count: 336
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 5.52 x 0.73 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.68 pounds


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