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Gouverneur Morris

An Independent Life


Συγγραφέας: Adams William Howard
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300207453
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 368
Διαστάσεις: 23x2x16
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2014

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Gouverneur Morris"

A plainspoken, racy patrician who distrusted democracy but opposed slavery and championed freedom for all minorities, an important player in the American Revolution, later an astute critic of the French Revolution, Gouverneur Morris remains an enigma among the founding generation. This comprehensive, engrossing biography tells his robust story, including his celebrated love affairs during his long stay in Europe. Morris's public record is astonishing. One of the leading figures of the Constitutional Convention, he put the Constitution in its final version, including its opening Preamble. As Washington's first minister to Paris, he became America's most effective representative in France. A successful, international entrepreneur, he understood the dynamics of commerce in the modern world. Frankly cosmopolitan, he embraced city life as a creative center of civilization and had a central role in the building of the Erie Canal and in laying out the urban grid plan of Manhattan. William Howard Adams describes Morris's many contributions, talents, sophistication, and wit, as well as his romantic liaisons, free habits, and free speech. He brings to life a fascinating man of great stature, a founding father who receives his due at last.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Adams William Howard
ISBN: 9780300207453
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 24/01/2014
Εκδότης: Yale University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 368
Τόπος έκδοσης: New Haven
Χώρα έκδοσης: United States
Βάρος βιβλίου: 577 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 23x2x16 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 20 b-w illus.

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