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Ethan Allen: His Life and Times Hardcover – August 22, 2011
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“Starred Review. The definitive biography of the frontier hero and founder of Vermont....Authoritative, vivid.... Colorful, well-written and nuanced.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“This is the first biography of Ethan Allen in half a century, and the only one to render him a psychologically complicated, fully flawed hero of the American Revolution.”
- Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx
“Willard Sterne Randall has few equals as a writer. A careful and meticulous historian, and an esteemed biographer, Randall has marshaled his many talents to produce the definite biography of Ethan Allen, one of the most fascinating figures in the founding of the American nation.... a must read.”
- John Ferling, author of Independence
“This is the powerful story about an essential and little-understood figure in American history. Willard Randall writes with grace and insight, and Ethan Allen is an engaging biography.”
- Jon Meacham, author of American Lion
About the Author
Willard Sterne Randall is the author of A Little Revenge: Benjamin Franklin and His Son, Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor, Thomas Jefferson: A Life, George Washington, A Life, Alexander Hamilton, A Life and Ethan Allen: His Life and Times. Randall is a retired professor of history at Champlain College, holds as permanent appointment as Visiting Professor of History at John Cabot University in Rome. He co-authored American Lives and Forgotten Americans with his wife, the poet Nancy Nahra.Six times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, he received the Award of Merit from the American Revolution Round Table, only awarded three times in its 50-year history. As an investigative reporter, in a 17-year journalism career in Philaddelphia he received the National Magazine Award for Public Service from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, the Hillman Prize, the Loeb Award and the John Hancock Awardfor Excellence in Business Writing before undertaking graduate studies in history at Princeton University and writing biography. He resides in Burlington, Vermont.
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than what he s got so far ; added to my revolutionary book collection.