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  • The American Revolutionby Gordon S. Wood

    Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?An elegant synthesis done by the leading scholar in the field, which nicely integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but never loses contact with the older, classic questions that we have been arguing about for over two hundred years.? ?Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers... more...

  • Revolutionary Charactersby Gordon S. Wood

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    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 Group US 2005; US$ 16.00

    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 Group US 2008; US$ 13.99

    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$ 18.99

    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 Group US 2011; US$ 29.95

    The preeminent historian of the Founding Era reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the American Revolution remains so essential. For Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood, the American Revolution is the most important event in our history, bar none. Since American identity is so fluid, we have had to continually... more...

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