viii, 472 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Americanness of the American Revolution -- The firebrands. Conceived in liberty: William Livingston and the case for revolution ; Conservative revolutionaries: the Lees of Stratford Hall -- The federalists. George Washington: in pursuit of fame ; General Washington ; President Washington ; John Jay: America's indispensable diplomat ; Alexander Hamilton and the American dream -- The republicans. Thomas Jefferson: Monticello's shadows ; James Madison: theory ; James Madison: practice.
Discusses the history of America's Founding Fathers through their words and actions but also through the architectural treasures of the homes they built while they conspired to change the world.