Something That Will Surprise the World
The Essential Writings of the Founding Fathers
By (author) Susan Dunn
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Something That Will Surprise the World by Susan Dunn
Book DescriptionThe Founding Fathers: subject of hundreds of biographies, they are rarely allowed to speak to us in their own words. But it was their words and ideas that mattered most to them. Here, finally, these towering figures come together in one volume-in dialogue with one another, and with us. The Founders were thinking revolutionaries-they read, questioned, debated, and, most of all, wrote. They theorized about government and political institutions; considered the problem of parties and factions; and reflected on religion, education, happiness, and even on love. In this volume, distinguished historian Susan Dunn brings together the Founders' most important letters, speeches, and essays and sets them in the context of their lives and times.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465017805
(235mm x 156mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 2-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Susan Dunn
Susan Dunn is Professor of Humanities at Williams College. She is the author or editor of numerous books, including Something That Will Surprise the World: The Essential Writings of the Founding Fathers; and Jefferson's Second Revolution: The Election Crisis of 1800 and the Triumph of Republicanism. She lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts.
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