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Author Magnet, Myron.

Title The founders at home : the building of America, 1735-1817 / Myron Magnet.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    973.2 MAG    Available
Edition First edition.
Description viii, 472 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Subject Founding Fathers of the United States -- Biography.
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- Philosophy.
ISBN 9780393240214 hardback
0393240215 hardback

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