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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.
Interesting read with a number of useful insights but also written in a disjointed manner.Published 1 month 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 3 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 3 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 4 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 4 months ago by Brent
This is my first Gordon Wood history book but certainly not my last. I am not an academic historian, but just someone who enjoys reading well written and original books about... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jim Huston
This is a wonderful book on the early years of our country. It begins just after the Revolution and ends right after the War of 1812. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristi Richardson
Read 3 other books in this series. Maybe it is the time period, but this author is author is so dry, and the topic so darn boring that I am just not getting through this one. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer