Inventing a Nation

In Inventing a Nation, National Book Award winner Gore Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and others.

Inventing a Nation

Inventing a Nation

This New York Times bestseller offers “an unblinking view of our national heroes by one who cherishes them, warts and all” (New York Review of Books). In Inventing a Nation, National Book Award winner Gore Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and others. We come to know these men, through Vidal’s splendid prose, in ways we have not up to now—their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy. Vidal brings them to life at the key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation. He also illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they delivered, and the institutions of government by which we still live. More than two centuries later, America is still largely governed by the ideas championed by this triumvirate. The author of Burr and Lincoln, one of the master stylists of American literature and most acute observers of American life, turns his immense literary and historiographic talent to a portrait of these formidable men

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Inventing a Nation
Language: un
Pages: 205
Authors: Gore Vidal
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-10-01 - Publisher: Yale University Press

This New York Times bestseller offers “an unblinking view of our national heroes by one who cherishes them, warts and all” (New York Review of Books). In Inventing a Nation, National Book Award winner Gore Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls,
Spain
Language: un
Pages: 240
Authors: Carsten Humlebæk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-18 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Part of the successful 'Inventing the Nation' history series, this book provides an authoritative and compelling history of Spain in the modern period. Humlebæk places a strong emphasis on the construction of the Spanish national identity and looks at how this identity has emerged and survived amidst the tensions created
Inventing the Nation
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Authors: Carsten Humlebæk
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000* - Publisher:

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China
Language: un
Pages: 304
Authors: Henrietta Harrison
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001-08-31 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

With Chinese nationalism a vital ingredient of both the domestic politics of the People's Republic of China and its international relations, this book explores how China came to be a nation, arguing that from early times China had all the features of a nation state- a common language, culture, and
Inventing Nations
Language: un
Pages: 155
Authors: Terry H. Pickett
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

Pickett examines the causes of the unprecedented escalation of conflict and violence in our age and links them to the major justifications for authority in the modern world. These justifications--liberalism, nationalism, and socialism--are anchored in an 18th-century anthropology exemplified by the works of Herder and Goethe. The author focuses on

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