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Wood is one of the great historians of this time period, and his depth and research in this book only cements his position.
The title, Empire of Liberty, was Jefferson's phrase describing the United States, and early Republican ideals are a central theme to this book.
This would be a recommended book for a serious student of American history and also for the casual and interested student as well.
Outstanding source to understand the early American Republic, American thought, and American society at that time in our history.Published 22 hours ago by Randall D Smith
Would give it a 4.5 if it was an option. It is extremely well written and offers a great quality and quantity of information on the period. Read morePublished 6 days ago by lorenwhite7
Not always the most readable book, but the author shows how very important the first decades of the country were. Read morePublished 1 month ago by R.L.D.
This book is a stellar description of the early US. Gordon Wood is an amazing scholar and writer. He provides incredible insight about important things that I wasn't able to find... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Todd
Interesting read with a number of useful insights but also written in a disjointed manner.Published 3 months ago by Carl D. Ekstrom
Rewarding to finally understand Jeffersonian thoughts that shapes the country even today. (Oh and how it gives rise to Jacksonian ones and synthesizing to later sensibilities. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gordon Wood brings hundreds of facts to his readers in a very structured style of writing. I enjoyed this book and can highly recommend it.Published 6 months ago by Robert Davis
It provides a unique perspective about the birth and early days of our country that you won't find in any biography of the founding fathers.Published 6 months ago by Jim Olson
The United States of America had a lot to do after the Revolutionary War. Constructs of the founding members were untested and idealistic. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Brent