The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents And The Creation Of The American Nation
by Lynne Cheney
- Biographies & Memoirs, American History , American Presidents
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The state and the statesmen
From a small expanse of land came four of the nation's first five presidents. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe were born, grew to manhood, and made their homes within a sixty-mile circle east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Friends and rivals, they led in securing independence, hammering out the U.S. Constitution, and building a working republic.
In this insightful book from Lynne Cheney, the four Virginians are not marble icons but vital figures deeply intent on building a nation where citizens could be free. Focusing on the intersecting roles these men played as warriors, intellectuals, and statesmen, Cheney takes us back to an exhilarating time when the Enlightenment opened new vistas for humankind.
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|Release Date:||September 22, 2020|