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The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction

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Description for The Founding Fathers: A Very Short Introduction Paperback. This concise and elegant contribution to the Very Short Introduction series reintroduces the history that shaped the founding fathers, the history that they made, and what history has made of them. Series: Very Short Introductions. Num Pages: 184 pages, 10 illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBB; 3JF; BGH; HBJK; HBLL; HBWF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 176 x 112 x 12. Weight in Grams: 142.
The Founding Fathers is a concise, accessible overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as the Founding Fathers -who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic philosopher-kings as American or world history has ever seen. R. B. Bernstein reveals Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, Hamilton, and the other founders not as shining demigods but as imperfect human beings-people much like us-who nevertheless achieved political greatness. They emerge here as men who sought to transcend their intellectual world even as they were bound ... Read more

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Oxford University Press Inc
Very Short Introductions
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About R. B. Bernstein
Distinguished adjunct professor of law, New York Law School and lecturer in political science, City College of New York, Bernstein has written, edited, or co-edited nineteen books on American constitutional and legal history, including Thomas Jefferson (OUP, 2003).

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