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  • The American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    ?Remarkable, invaluable.? ?Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World ?Wood is the preeminent historian of the Revolution. . . . Here . . . he manages to boil down to its essence this crucial period in the country?s history without in the process reducing it to History Lite. . . . His account of the emergence and development of rank-and-file... more...

  • Revolutionary Charactersby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 17.00

    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,... more...

  • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklinby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 17.00

    From the most respected chronicler of the early days of the Republic?and winner of both the Pulitzer and Bancroft prizes?comes a landmark work that rescues Benjamin Franklin from a mythology that has blinded generations of Americans to the man he really was and makes sense of aspects of his life and career that would have otherwise remained mysterious.... more...

  • The Purpose of the Pastby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.00

    An erudite scholar and an elegant writer, Gordon S. Wood has won both numerous awards and a broad readership since the 1969 publication of his widely acclaimed The Creation of the American Republic . With The Purpose of the Past , Wood has essentially created a history of American history, assessing the current state of history vis--vis the work... more...

  • Empire of Libertyby Gordon S. Wood

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 12.99

    The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, two New York Times bestsellers, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, in the newest volume in the series, one of America's most esteemed historians, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant... more...

  • The Radicalism of the American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In a grand and immemsely readable synthesis of historical, political, cultural, and economic analysis, a prize-winning historian depicts much more than a break with England. He gives readers a revolution that transformed an almost feudal society into a democratic one, whose emerging realities sometimes baffled and disappointed its founding fathers.... more...

  • The Idea of Americaby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The preeminent historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history. More than almost any other nation in the world, the United States began as an idea. For this reason, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood believes that the American Revolution is the most important event in our history,... more...

  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1772by Various; Gordon S. Wood

    Library of America 2016; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation : In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...

  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1773-1776by Various; Gordon S. Wood

    Library of America 2016; US$ 37.50

    For the 250th anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark collection of British and American pamphlets from the political debate that divided an empire and created a nation: In 1764, in the wake of its triumph in the Seven Years War, Great Britain possessed the largest and most powerful... more...

  • Founding Visionsby Lance Banning; Todd Estes; Gordon S. Wood

    The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00

    Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology , was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles that influenced political conflict in the early American Republic. His revisionist masterpiece, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: James Madison... more...

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