What a pleasure, what a joy to read this book.
A sophisticated combination of primary source analysis, careful use of secondary literature, and insightful literary criticism, this book is a pleasure to read.
This excellent book won the 1996 Pulitzer History prize and is the 54th such winner I've read.
This excellent book won the 1996 Pulitzer History prize and is the 54th such winner I've read. It also won the Bancroft Prize in 1996 and is the 36th Bancroft winner I've read. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Schmerguls
Greed, corruption, misuse of power - so what's changed between then and now? Only the names of the individuals and a true, undoctored accounting on the way things actually were. Read morePublished 9 months ago by richard e whitelock
This carefully researched, thoughtful, and well written book is an interesting examination of social and political change in the early years of the American Republic. Read morePublished 10 months ago by R. Albin
"William Cooper's Town" isn't a great book - it's three great books.
As the author, Alan Taylor, spells out in the introduction, "'William Cooper's Town' is a hybrid of... Read more
This book focuses on post Revolutionary War land development in upstate/western New York state. "To the victors belong the spoils"--or something like that. Read morePublished on March 6, 2011 by VB
When I saw that Dr. Taylor teaches in Davis, Calif., just a few miles down the road, I thought of going and shaking his hand. Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by B. Cowan
A wonderful combination of primary and secondary source historical material, this book is fundamental for any early American historian or the average historical reader. Read morePublished on October 9, 2008 by B. Dacin
"William Cooper's Town" certainly deserved recognition with the 1996 Pulitzer Prize. It is an intriguing look at the development of a frontier community in the earliest days of the... Read morePublished on June 8, 2005 by Manray9