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Revolutionary Characters

What Made the Founders Different

by Gordon S. Wood Author · Scott Brick Narrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Books on Tape
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2010

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  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 276.3 MB
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