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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 bit of a daze There was not only considerable diversity among the founders in terms of their macro views if not their gender or ethnicity and when this is combined with the rapi

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    America's Founders And American IdealsFor much of our history the leaders of the American Revolution and the framers of the Declarat

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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 probabl

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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 document

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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 uite well researched and written Unfortunately it is a book that only a reader devoted to historica

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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 Thomas Jefferson Alexander Hamil

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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 eigh

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    Similar to the Idea of America in that Revolutionary Characters is a collection of previously written essays edited for a popular audience I actually fairly enjoy the format which paints the main themes of Wood's work the gentlemen culture r

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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 and mesmerizing analysis that c

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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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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 Tokyo Kill self consciously Unbroken The Reaper Diaries 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 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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 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 bit of a daze There was not only considerable diversity among the founders in terms of their macro views if not their gender or ethnicity and when this is combined with the rapid and significant changes the foundling nation was undergoing it makes the whole uite a challenge to take in There are concepts aplenty here and many are surprising For those of us who have an interest in American history but who are not history scholars Wood s work offers a nifty primer on the issues personalities and socialpolitical tensions of the revolutionary and post revolutionary era This is an accessible and engaging window on American history El Gaucho Martín FierroLa vuelta de Martín Fierro seriously asks What made these men greatand Fragonard Art and Eroticism shows us among many Wood offers a chapter each to a Mao Zedong 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 bit of a daze There was not only considerable diversity among the founders in terms of their macro views if not their gender or ethnicity and when this is combined with the rapid and The Monarchs Are Missing significant changes the foundling nation was undergoing it makes the whole uite a challenge to take in There are concepts aplenty here and many are Touchstone surprising For those of us who have an interest in American history but who are not history Chocolate Candy Always Melts In The Sun Poems AboutLove betrayal anger struggle and understanding scholars Wood Love is Blind s work offers a nifty primer on the issues personalities and Straight To Sleep Gay Somnophilia socialpolitical tensions of the revolutionary and post revolutionary era This is an accessible and engaging window on American history

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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 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 that fought themselves out of a job If he has a political axe to grind he kept it out of his writing as far as I could tell which I appreciated especially after reading Zinn s History of the USWell written uite readable Wood makes a character sketch ofGeorge WashingtonBen FranklinThomas JeffersonJames Madison Aaron Burr John AdamsAlexander Hamilton Thomas PaineThrough personal letters other accounts his interpretation of their motivations comes through clearly from the heroic moral fortitude of Washington to Burr s real treason using his office for personal gain I didn t always agree with his ideas though His portrait of Jefferson Adams as men bewildered by what they wrought doesn t ring uite true to me In any case he makes his point well interestingly enough to warrant reading it I think it is a must for any one seriously interested in the founding of our country