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Timothy Pickering and the American Republic
Timothy Pickering was an important figure in the early American republic. For more than fifty years, he was deeply entrenched in the political, military and diplomatic affairs of the young nation. He held important administrative posts during the Revolution, two cabinet posts, and served as a congressman, senator, and as a spokesman for the extremist element of New ...more
Hardcover, 328 pages
Published September 1st 1980 by Univ of Pittsburgh Pr (Txt)
(first published January 1st 1980)
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Nov 13, 2010 Jerry Landry rated it it was amazing
Wow. At the beginning of this book, Clarfield calls Pickering "one of the principal villains of early American history." By the end, the reader understands why. Pickering, who I had previously dismissed as a minor character in American history, seems to be one of the most bitter people I have found in all of my years of studying history. His story is valuable both in terms of a personal 'what not to do' but also because some of his extremist views tell a tale that should be heeded by many in ...more