A Student of History

June 21, 2006

Revolutionary Characters: a review

Filed under: New books — John Maass @ 11:59 pm

In a previous post  I referred to a review of Gordon Wood's new book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different.  There is another favorable review of this new work here, from the L.A. Times by Mark Luce.  He writes:

Gordon S. Wood thoroughly understands the intellectual, political and, most important, sociocultural underpinnings of our emerging nation. The author of "The Radicalism of the American Revolution" (which won him a Pulitzer) and "The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787," Wood has made the Revolution his bailiwick, providing analysis as studied and deep as his research. Now, he delivers "Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different," a "greatest hits" of energetically reworked, previously published essays that should be required summer reading for all elected officials. 

I hope to get a copy this month….

There's also an article on Wood here.

Professor Gordon Wood, one of the University´s most well-regarded history professors, is slowly phasing out his classes in preparation for retirement.


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