Login       My Wishlist
  My Cart
$0.00 / 0 items
 
Spring Brook Audio
The Best Audio Books on the Web
International Access
Global Shipping Options Available
  Our Catalog   Biographies & Memoirs   Leaders & Notable People

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different


Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different by Penguin Audio at Spring Brook Audio. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Even when the greatness of the founding fathers isn't being debunked, it is a quality that feels very far away from us indeed: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Co. seem as distant as marble faces carved high into a mountainside. We may mar


Product Description & Reviews

Even when the greatness of the founding fathers isn't being debunked, it is a quality that feels very far away from us indeed: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, and Co. seem as distant as marble faces carved high into a mountainside. We may marvel at the fact that fate placed such a talented cohort of political leaders in that one place, the east coast of North America, in colonies between Virginia and Massachusetts, and during that one fateful period, but that doesn't really help us explain it or teach us the proper lessons to draw from it. What did make the founders different? Now, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that shows us, among many other things, just how much character did matter. Revolutionary Characters offers 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. For these were men, Gordon Wood shows, who took the matter of character very, very seriously. They were the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-made, men who understood the arc of lives, as of nations, as being one of moral progress. They saw themselves as comprising the world's first true meritocracy, a natural aristocracy as opposed to the decadent Old World aristocracy of inherited wealth and station. Gordon Wood's wondrous accomplishment here is to bring these men and their times down to earth and within our reach, showing us just who they were and what drove them. In so doing, he shows us that although a lot has changed in 200 years, to an amazing degree the virtues these founders defined for themselves are the virtues we aspire to still.

Features & Highlights

Additional Information

Manufacturer:Penguin Audio
Publisher:Penguin Audio
Studio:Penguin Audio

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different by Penguin Audio

Buy Now:
Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

4.3 out of 5 stars with 217 reviews
Condition: New
Lead Time: 1 - 2 Business Days
Availability: In Stock
$23.95


Quantity:  

 


 


Have questions about this item, or would like to inquire about a custom or bulk order?


If you have any questions about this product, contact us by completing and submitting the form below. If you are looking for a specif part number, please include it with your message.

First Name:
Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Message:

Related Best Sellers


Omar Bradley: The Great Generals Series (Great Generals (Audio))
By Blackstone Audio Inc.
ean: 9781433205408, isbn: 1433205408,

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill
By Random House Audio

Paris 1919
By Random House Audio

The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris
By Unknown

Boyd: The Fighter Pilot Who Changed the Art of War
By Tantor Audio

Bruchko
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.

First Man: The Life of Neil A. Armstrong
By Simon & Schuster Audio

Defying Hitler: A Memoir
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton
By Simon & Schuster Audio

Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers
By Hachette Audio



Privacy Policy / Terms of Service / Accessibility Statement
© 2020 - springbrookaudio.com. All Rights Reserved.