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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 (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 Almanac of American History, Revised and Updated Edition

    By Arthur M. Schlesinger

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781566190695
    • Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books
    • Published: June 1995
  • 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: A History (Modern Library Chronicles)

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679640578
    • Publisher: Modern Library Chronicles
    • Published: 2002
    A short history by the Brown University professor of history.
  • The American Revolution: Writings from the Pamphlet Debate 1764-1776 (Library of America)

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $75.00
    • Format: Boxed Set
    • ISBN-13: 9781598534108
    • Publisher: Library of America
    • Published: July 2015
    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 empire the world had seen since the fall of Rome and its North American colonists were justly proud of their vital place within this global colossus. Just twelve short years later the empire was in tatters, and the thirteen colonies proclaimed themselves the free and independent United States of America. Now, for the 250th anniversary of the Stamp Act Crisis, the momentous upheaval that marked the beginning of the American Revolution, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Gordon S. Wood presents a landmark two-volume edition of the political debate that led to the Declaration of Independence.This unprecedented collection gathers in two authoritative Library of America volumes the complete texts of thirty-nine of the most fascinating and influential British and American pamphlets of the period: inexpensive, widely circulated works that were the instant media of their day, ideal for the rapid exchange of ideas. In the first volume a controversy about the origin and function of colonies quickly becomes a deeper dispute over the nature of political liberty itself, in which Massachusetts lawyer James Otis boldly asserts the colonists’ natural rights; Benjamin Franklin gives dramatic testimony against the Stamp Act before the House of Commons; John Dickinson calls for collective action in the famous Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania; and the so-called “Boston Pamphlet,” written by Samuel Adams and others, turns the focus of debate to the question of sovereignty, setting the stage for the final crisis to come. In the second volume Thomas Jefferson advances a vision of a radically new kind of empire in the work that first made him famous; Joseph Galloway presents an ingenious but ill-fated plan for preserving union with Great Britain; Samuel Johnson gives vent to his deep animus for the Americans and their pretensions to liberty; Edmund Burke makes an eloquent case for reconciliation before it’s too late; and Thomas Paine, in the truly revolutionary Common Sense, proclaims that the “birthday of a new world is at hand.”Prepared by the nation’s leading historian of the American revolution, each volume includes an introduction, headnotes, biographical notes about the writers, a chronology charting the rise and fall of the first British empire, a textual essay describing the production, reception, and influence of each work, and detailed explanatory notes. As a special feature, the set also features typographic reproductions of the pamphlets’ original title pages.
  • 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 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 Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143121244
    • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
    • Published: June 2012
    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Radicalism of the American Revolution evaluates the Revolution as the nation's most definitive event, presenting a series of essays that explores the ideological origins of the war, the founders' attempt to create an American democracy and the gap between the views of the founders and present-day citizens. Simultaneous.
  • 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.
  • The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    By Gordon S. Wood

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780679404934
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 1992
    How a revolution transformed a monarchical society into a democratic one unlike any that had ever existed.

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