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Revolutionary Characters by Gordon S. Wood
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Mar 06, 11

bookshelves: history
Read from February 27 to March 03, 2011

I am a lover of history; however, I found that when studying it, I was never particularly interested in going past the Renaissance period. Because of this bias towards older histories, my knowledge of the American Revolutionary period has not been updated since AP American History class in 11th grade.

This book was an excellent choice to ignite an interest in this period in history. Professor Wood (a Brown professor, thank you very much!) is meticulous in his research; his vivid imagery is clearly backed up by the volumes of primary source material left behind by the Founding Fathers. It was also incredibly interesting to see the parallels between their experiences in the early days of the republic, and our current political climate. I'm now inspired to do a lot more reading into the lives and opinions of these men.

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