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Location/Available   St. Cloud State University MC Main Collection - Basement Call #: E302.1 .V57 2003 Library Info
Author   LinkVidal, Gore, 1925-
Title   LinkInventing a nation : Washington, Adams, Jefferson / Gore Vidal.
Publisher   New Haven : Yale University Press, c2003.
Physical Details   198 p. ; 22 cm.
Series   ( American icons series)
General Note   Includes index.
Summary   "Gore Vidal, one of the master stylists of American literature and one of the most acute observers of American life and history, turns his immense literary and historiographic talent to a portrait of the formidable trio of George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson."
  "In Inventing a Nation, Vidal transports the reader into the minds, the living rooms (and bedrooms), the convention halls, and the salons of Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and other key figures who helped found the American Republic. Vidal’s splendid and percipient prose animates key moments of decision in the birthing of our nation, and we come to know these men in ways we have not until now - their opinions of each other, their worries about money, their concerns about creating a viable democracy. Vidal brings them to life and illuminates the force and weight of the documents they wrote, the speeches they gave, and the institutions of government they fashioned. Above all, Inventing a Nation presents a powerful, compassionate, immensely moving portrait of George Washington, whose resolution, integrity, and intelligence rescued the fledgling Republic many times in its early days."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject   LinkWashington, George, 1732-1799.
  LinkAdams, John, 1735-1826.
  LinkJefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826.
Subject   LinkStatesmen -- United States -- Biography.
Subject   LinkUnited States -- Politics and government -- 1775-1783.
  LinkUnited States -- Politics and government -- 1783-1809.
Series   LinkAmerican icons series.
Browse Call Number   LinkE302.1 .V57 2003
ISBN   0300101716 (alk. paper)
  9780300101713 (alk. paper)
  0300105924
  9780300105926
System Number   52721004 52783268 223663360
  ocm52721004 
Record Id   001300802
Format   <Print Book>
  <Book>
  <Nonfiction>

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