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Mr. Wood does a unique job of placing the founders in the context of their times.
The essays of Thomas Paine and Aaron Burr are interesting in themeselves and also for the light the cast on the other Founders.
This book is highly recommended for readers interested in both intellectual history and the American Revolution.
This book was different that any other book I've read on the Founders. The author highlighted some very peculiar things about these amazing men that I've never read before. Read morePublished 8 days ago by 101Eagle
"Revolutionary Characters" is more of a teacher than a book, highlighting in the most balanced manner the common streak of excellence that characterized the Founding... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mohammad Ashraf Chaudhry
Had a little more wear and tear than I was expecting. But did get here within 7 days of ordering it.Published 1 month ago by Cherie Cobabe
Gordon Wood is a godsend - if you want a highly readable account of the "characters" during the colonial period; this is it.Published 5 months ago by Dennis J. Curran
A great historical perspective. I learned things I had never known before about early 18th century America and was surprised at how much politics have changed yet remain the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Daver
What's of great interest to me is that all the Revolutionary characters were British subjects at the time this movement took place. Read morePublished 8 months ago by richard e whitelock
Personally, I did not like this book at all. The reason I didn't like the book is because of the way it was written... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Cody