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    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 informed mini biography on each One thing I found was that the turmoil of the post revolutionary period left me in a

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    America's Founders And American IdealsFor much of our history the leaders of the American Revolution and the framers of t

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    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 little about some of the founding fathers It was a great idea however I probably should have picked something a little less daunting since this book was obviously intended for people who had paid attention during their history classes and were already familiar with the founders Nevertheless

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    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 t

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    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 I did not Certainly Wood's scholarship and writing are not at fault as the book is

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    This was a very interesting read The author a Pulitzer Prize winner for another book on the Revolutionary War presents what I would call character studies of the following men George Washington Benjamin Franklin Th

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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 eight differen

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    Similar to the Idea of America in that Revolutionary Characters is a collection of previously written essays edited for a p

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    While Gordon Wood is one of the leading historians of the 18th Century nascent American republic and his depth and breadth of knowledge is remarkably impressive this book comes across as a pale version of Joseph Ellis's Founding Brothers with the essays on select founders Too often does the author come across as lecturing the reader about these significant revolutionary men instead of simply weaving a binding

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    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 f

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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 character studies of the following men George Washington Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton James Madison John Adams Thomas Paine and Aaron Burr An introduction before and an epilogue after ties it all together Very informative and accessible I was most interested to learn that the author considers 1790 the most divisive time in our history until the Civil War If you think about it it really shouldn t be that surprising The founders weren t exactly sure of what they created And a lot of charlatans slithered out from under their rocks and took the founders by surprise and disappointed them The author also points to the polar points of view among the eight men The book was heavily researched At 80% I was finished with the book the final 20% was the citations I m not going to go into all eight men but they were all interesting I ll just cherry pick a few interesting things The author makes a good case as to why he considers George Washington our best president ever I m sure you already know what made him so great But in case you don t here s a uote from the book King George III supposedly predicted that if Washington retired from public life and returned to his farm he will be the greatest man in the world He considered Thomas Jefferson the most idealistic Jefferson never lost faith that collectively men would always do what was right that they would regulate themselves and the least government was the best government There isn t that much information available about Aaron Burr His executor burned most of his papers But what was left pointed to a very self centered manFinally I will leave you with the author s thought on Alexander Hamilton because he is the one I felt that I had correctly pegged certainly Hamilton s plans for an imperial America were out of touch with the realities of his world in 1800 Two centuries later however these plans do not seem so bizarre Hamilton would be right at home in the present day United States and present day world He would love our government s vast federal bureaucracy its sprawling Pentagon its enormous CIA its huge public debt its taxes beyond any he could have hoped for and especially its large professional military force with well over a million men and women under arms spread across two oceans and dozens of countries America has at last created the kind of powerful worldwide empire he could only dream of In this sense Hamilton may truly be the man who made modern America Business English in fact matter The life of eachWashington Adams Jefferson Franklin Hamilton Madison Paineis presented Mama Glow interesting read The author a Pulitzer Prize winner for another book on the Revolutionary War presents what I would call character studies of the following men George Washington Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton James Madison John Adams Thomas Paine and Aaron Burr An Fire in the Sky introduction before and an epilogue after ties olga spessivtzeva it all together Very ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! 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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. 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 eight different founding fathers George Washington Benjamin Franklin Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamilton James Madison John Adams Thomas Paine and Aaron Burr Rather than discuss what the founders accomplished the essays about 20 to 30 pages apiece examine the character philosophy and virtues of each of these men The essays are sandwiched between an introduction and an epilogue which bind the essays togetherSome of the main themes conveyed in the essays include Washington the only truly classical hero we have ever had had a lifelong preoccupation with his reputation for disinterestedness Franklin was the most American of the founders and yet he was also the most European Jefferson firmly believing in the inherent beneficence of men celebrated society s superiority over government Hamilton the big business man and big government man fought to tie the two together and in doing so became the man who made modern America There is no James Madison Problem after all it was the over reach of Federalism that was changing during the early 1790 s and not the views of Madison Adams who had led the charge in the fight for independence was convinced that he would never receive due recognition and continually sought to bolster his legacy Paine was the first public intellectual whose prose aroused not only the politically connected and enlightened as most writing of the era targeted only them but the common folk as well Lastly and in stark contrast Burr s use of his office to promote his own self interest was not so much an act of treason against his country but against his classProfessor Wood reminds us that these men were not born into wealth aristocracy and gentility they were all self made men the first in their families to attend college and certainly the first to become gentlemen He posits that their success essentially secured their own extinction in that they created unwittingly an egalitarian system of rule in which subseuent leaders did not necessarily need to possess an enlightened disinterested ie having no personal or financial stake virtuous or even gentlemenly character Robs Shiny Dumptruck is the Business English idea of character as a lived reality They were members of the first generation Mama Glow is one of moral progress. 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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 little about some of the founding fathers It was a great idea however I probably should have picked something a little less daunting since this book was obviously intended for people who had paid attention during their history classes and were already familiar with the founders Nevertheless I kept at it and if nothing it has proven that I am woefully ignorant when it comes to things I probably ought to know about how our country was founded I must have been sick the week we studied the American Revolution Obviously I wasn t there the day we covered the Continental Congress And just what was the Virginia Plan I ve forgotten For that matter I can t remember exactly what Aaron Burr did to earn him the title of traitor or why he ended up having a duel with and killing Alexander Hamilton It s a good thing I don t have to take a test on any of this But what I did enjoy about Gordon Wood s book were the character sketches details about the kind of men the founders were 18th century gentlemen who placed a high priority on honor dignity and good manners extremely intelligent and articulate well read although not all of them were formally educated creative and passionate about what they were doing It must have been a fascinating time to be alive especially if you happened to be born a male and could live comfortably thanks to your family s money and the slaves you kept on your plantation If nothing else reading this book has made me realize that I really should stop reading so many 19th century British novels and pay a little attention to what was going on in this country a century before that Maybe I need to make of an effort After struggling through this book I think I ll try to make it a point to read something each year that deals with American History It might make up for all the times I failed to pay attention in school