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Revolutionaries: Inventing an American Nation


In this remarkable book, Jack Rakove offers a new and revealing perspective on the men who shaped the idea of an American nation. Each portrait brims with fresh and fascinating insights: Washington as a flawed tactician but expert manager; Jack Laurens as a slave trader's son who developed a plan to recruit black soldiers; Jefferson as a powerful critic of Europe's social order but a voracious consumer of its culture. Spanning the most crucial decades of the country's birth, Revolutionaries uses the stories of famous (and ...

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Revolutionaries: Inventing an American Nation
2011, Vintage, London

ISBN-13: 9780099551867

Mass-market paperback

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