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Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America
Author: Jack Rakove
ISBN 13: 9780618267460
ISBN 10: 618267468
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 496
List Price: $30.00

In the early 1770s, the men who invented America were living quiet, provincial lives in the rustic backwaters of the New World, devoted primarily to family, craft, and the ...

The Washington Post - Jan Ellen Lewis

Rakove's attentiveness to the Founders' foibles humanizes them at the same time that it underscores their collective achievement. No one revolutionary got everything right, but together "they carried the American colonies from resistance to revolution, held their own against the premier imperial power of the day, and then capped their visionary experiment by framing a Constitution whose origins and interpretation still preoccupy us over two centuries later." Although scholars will find little new in Rakove's book, he tells his story well, with a Madisonian appreciation for human frailty.