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A number of other reviews have laid out very valid points about the strengths and weaknesses of this book, so I will defer to those.
This is a well-written history. Read more
Considering that this book is part of the Oxford History of the United States, and then adding Gordon S. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Paul
An excellent overview of the Republic Era history of the U.S.Published 1 month ago by Stephen Ferguson
Outstanding source to understand the early American Republic, American thought, and American society at that time in our history.Published 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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 3 months ago by Todd
Interesting read with a number of useful insights but also written in a disjointed manner.Published 5 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 7 months ago by Amazon Customer