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  • Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $34.95
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781565118867
    • Publisher: HIGHBRIDGE AUDIO
    • Published: May 2004
    This work presents a fresh vision of Benjamin Franklin's life and reputation. Presented on 9 compact discs, running time approximately 10 1/2 hours. Unabridged. (U.S. History)
  • Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic, 1789-1815 (The Oxford History of the United States)

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780195039146
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: 2009
    In this volume of the acclaimed multi-volume history, the esteemed American historian, Gordon S. Wood, offers a brilliant account of the early American Republic, ranging from 1789 and the beginning of the national government to the end of the War of 1812. The period was marked by tumultuous change in all aspects of American life - in politics, society, economy, and culture. It is Wood's genius to flawlessly integrate all aspects of the 'empire of liberty', and to trace out in the process a marveous account of this pivotal era, when America took its first unsteady steps as a new, rapidly expanding nation. Addenda. Illus. 778p.
  • Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780735224735
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: October 2018
  • Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780735224711
    • Publisher: Penguin Press
    • Published: October 2017
  • Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson (Random House Large Print)

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $37.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525498827
    • Publisher: Random House Large Print
    • Published: October 2017
  • John Adams: Writings from the New Nation 1784-1826: Library of America #276

    By John Adams

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781598534665
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: March 2016
    Gordon S. Wood presents the final volume in his definitive three-volume edition of the writings of a great American Founder.A powerful polemicist, insightful political theorist, and tireless diplomat, John Adams (1735–1826) was a vital and controversial figure during the early years of the American republic. Once overshadowed by Washington and Jefferson, Adams has become the subject of renewed interest, with a best-selling biography and acclaimed television series reintroducing him to millions. Now, this final volume of a comprehensive three-volume edition makes his important writings from the early national period broadly available to general readers. Bringing together letters, diary excerpts, political essays, speeches, and presidential messages,Writings from the New Nation 1784–1826 illuminates Adams's service as a diplomat in the Netherlands and England; his eight years as vice president under Washington; and his tumultous single term as president. The first person to win a contested presidential election and then to be defeated for reelection, Adams faced bitter criticism from both Jeffersonian Republicans and Hamiltonian Federalists while striving to prevent an undeclared naval conflict with Revolutionary France from escalating into full-scale war. Selections from A Defence of the Constitutions of Government of the United States of America(1787–88) and Discourses on Davila (1790–91) demonstrate his insights into the strengths and weaknesses of ancient and modern political systems, while letters to his wife and children illuminate the passionate and mercurial personality of one of our most fascinating Founders. This volume is published simultaneously with Abigail Adams: Letters, the first comprehensive collection of the extraordinary correspondence of Adams's wife and key advisor.
  • Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594200939
    • Publisher: The Penguin Press
    • Published: 2006
    A series of brilliantly illuminating studies of the men who came to be known as the founding fathers. Each life is considered in the round, but the thread that binds the work together and gives it the cumulative power of a revelation is this idea of character as a lived reality for these men. From the author of 'The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin' and 'The Radicalism of the American Revolution' (Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History, 1992). 304p.
  • The American Revolution: A History

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780812970418
    • Publisher: The Modern Library
    • Published: August 2003
    An elegant synthesis that effectively integrates the work on the American Revolution over the last three decades but which never loses contact with the older, classic questions that have been argued for over two hundred years. The preeminent historian of the Revolution provides an account of the emergence and development of rank-and-file political opinion that is especially provocative and informative. Bibliographic note; index. 190p.
  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1773-1776: (Library of America #266)

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781598533781
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: July 2015
  • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143035282
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2005
    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The author does a brilliant job of showing how Franklin carefully constructed his own image and how Americans, especially in the early 19th century, began re-creating that image and making Franklin into a folk hero. Building on his seminal work, 'The Radicalization of the American Revolution,' Wood convincingly explains Franklin's progress from aspiring tradesman to self-made gentleman to quintessential American. The book shatters the comforting stereotype of Franklin to present him as a controversial work-in-progress - what all Americans might aspire to be! Notes, Index. B&W illus. 299p.
  • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594200199
    • Publisher: The Penguin Press
    • Published: 2004
    Gordon Wood, Brown University historian and author of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 'The Radicalism of the American Revolution,' argues - in this marvelous, revelatory study - that Benjamin Franklin did become the American Revolution's 'necessary man,' second only to George Washington. Wood demystifies some of the myths concerning Franklin, whose importance was denigrated in his own lifetime, in order to present a more plausible assessment of the inherited image of Franklin's quintessential American-ness. Notes, Index. B&W illus. 299p.
  • The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807847237
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
    • Published: April 1998
    During the Revolutionary era, American political theory underwent a fundamental transformation that carried the nation out of a basically classical and medieval world of political discussion into a mileu that was recognizably modern. This classic work is a study of that transformation. Gordon Wood describes in rich detail the evolution of political thought from the Declaration of Independence to the ratification of the Constitution and in the process greatly illuminates the origins of the present American political system.
  • The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781594202902
    • Publisher: The Penguin Press
    • Published: May 2011
    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon Wood believes that the American Revolution is the most singularly significant event in the nation’s history, bar none. Since American identity is so fluid, and not based on any universally shared heritage, we’ve had to continually return to the nation’s founding to understand who we are. In THE IDEA OF AMERICA, Wood reflects on the birth of American nationhood and explains why the Revolution remains so profoundly essential. In a series of illuminating essays, Wood explores the ideological origins of the Revolution – from ancient Rome to the European Enlightenment – and the Founders’ attempts to forge an American democracy. As Wood reveals, while the Founders hoped to create a virtuous republic of yeoman farmers and disinterested leaders, they instead gave birth to a sprawling, licentious, and materialistic popular democracy. Wood also traces the origins of American exceptionalism to this period, revealing how the Revolutionary generation, despite living in a distant, sparsely populated country, believed themselves to be the most enlightened people on earth. Notes, Index. 385p.
  • The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143115045
    • Publisher: PENGUIN USA
    • Published: January 2009
    An analysis of the practice and art of historical documentation evaluates the contributions of some of the world's most important historians, explaining how the modern world is requiring key changes to the discipline of recording history. Reprint.
  • The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780679736882
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: March 1993
    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Grand in scope, rigorous in its arguments, and elegantly synthesizing thirty years of scholarship, Gordon S. wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life: of a society of feudal dependencies, a politics of patronage, and a world view in which people were divided between the nobility and 'the Herd.' Wood shows how the theories of the country's founders became realities that sometimes baffled and disappointed them. Above all, the Bancroft Prize-winniner historian rescues the revolution from abstraction, allowing readers to see it with an authentic sense of its drama - plus a little awe. Notes, Index. 447p.

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