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The Resource Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution, Richard Brookhiser

Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution, Richard Brookhiser

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Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution
Title
Gentleman revolutionary
Title remainder
Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution
Statement of responsibility
Richard Brookhiser
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans. The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents and idealism of the truly great. Among them, no Founding Father demonstrates the combination of temptations and talents quite so vividly as the least known of the greats, Gouverneur Morris. His story is one that should be known by every American--he drafted the Constitution, and his hand lies behind many of its most important phrases. Yet he has been lost in the shadows of the Founders who became presidents and faces on our currency. As Brookhiser shows in this narrative, Morris's story is not only crucial to the Founding, it is also one of the most entertaining and instructive of all
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brookhiser, Richard
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E302.6.M7
LC item number
B76 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Morris, Gouverneur
  • Statesmen
  • United States.
  • United States
  • New York (State)
  • United States
  • United States
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Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution, Richard Brookhiser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-244) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Past and youth -- War comes -- The young men's constitution -- Running a War -- Pain and love -- Convulsion deferred -- Secure the Blessings -- Death and love -- Liberals in Power -- Radicals in power -- Europe at War -- American passions -- Work and love -- War comes again -- Revolution deferred -- Acceptance -- Postscript -- Index
Control code
ocm51810636
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 251 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743223799
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044353
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)51810636
Label
Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution, Richard Brookhiser
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-244) and index
Contents
Introduction -- Past and youth -- War comes -- The young men's constitution -- Running a War -- Pain and love -- Convulsion deferred -- Secure the Blessings -- Death and love -- Liberals in Power -- Radicals in power -- Europe at War -- American passions -- Work and love -- War comes again -- Revolution deferred -- Acceptance -- Postscript -- Index
Control code
ocm51810636
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 251 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743223799
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2003044353
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)51810636

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