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Brookhiser, Richard

Overview
Works: 64 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 18,913 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Educational films  Biographical television programs  Juvenile works  Children's films  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: E312, B
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Most widely held works about Richard Brookhiser
 
Most widely held works by Richard Brookhiser
Alexander Hamilton, American by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Hamilton is one of the least understood, most important, and most impassioned and inspiring of the founding fathers. An impoverished immigrant when he first came to American shores at age fifteen, Hamilton defined what it meant to be American in an age when the definition was up for grabs. He pounced on the opportunities available in New York and rose rapidly as a patriot, war hero, prominent lawyer, pioneering journalist, and author of two-thirds of The Federalist Papers. An aide to Washington in the Revolutionary war, he was named the first Secretary of the Treasury at the age of thirty-two, in which post he audaciously mapped a system of law and finance that almost single-handedly lifted the new nation into a capitalist era. His economic vision was expansive, celebratory, idealistic, and yet also pragmatic. He deserves to be honored today as the founding father of American capitalism. As the author of so many of The Federalist Papers, not to mention Washington's Farewell Address and several key arguments used by Chief Justice John Marshall, Hamilton fashioned key elements of the American political system. As the founder of the New York Post, and one of the most prolific writers in the age of pamphleteers like Tom Paine, Hamilton also deserves to be remembered as one of the fathers of American journalism. Finally, as evidenced by his extraordinary preemptive confession of a sexual affair and subsequent blackmailing, Hamilton deserves to be remembered for an honesty, passion, and conviction that was as rare in his day as it is in ours
Founding father : rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the first President of the United States
America's first dynasty : the Adamses, 1735-1918 by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In America's First Dynasty, Brookhiser tells the story of America's longest and still greatest dynasty - the Adamses, the only family in our history to play a leading role in American affairs for nearly two centuries. From John, the self-made, tough-minded lawyer who rose to the highest office in the government he helped create; to John Quincy, the child prodigy who grew up amid foreign royalty, followed his father to the White House, and later reinvented himself as a champion of liberty in Congress; to politician and writer Charles Francis, the only well-balanced Adams; to Henry, brilliant scholar and journalist - the Adamses achieved longer-lasting greatness than any other American family."--Jacket
Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 1,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans. The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents and idealism of the truly great. Among them, no Founding Father demonstrates the combination of temptations and talents quite so vividly as the least known of the greats, Gouverneur Morris. His story is one that should be known by every American -- after all, he drafted the Constitution, and his hand lies behind many of its most important phrases. Yet he has been lost in the shadows of the Founders who became presidents and faces on our currency. As Brookhiser shows in this sparkling narrative, Morris's story is not only crucial to the Founding, it is also one of the most entertaining and instructive of all. Gouverneur Morris, more than Washington, Jefferson, or even Franklin, is the Founding Father whose story can most readily touch our hearts, and whose character is most sorely needed today. He was a witty, peg-legged ladies' man. He was an eyewitness to two revolutions (American and French) who joked with George Washington, shared a mistress with Talleyrand, and lost friends to the guillotine. In his spare time he gave New York City its street grid and New York State the Erie Canal. His keen mind and his light, sure touch helped make our Constitution the most enduring fundamental set of laws in the world. In his private life, he suited himself; pleased the ladies until, at age fifty-seven, he settled down with one lady (and pleased her); and lived the life of a gentleman, for whom grace and humanity were as important as birth. He kept his good humor through war, mobs, arson, death, and two accidents that burned the flesh from one of his arms and cut off one of his legs below the knee. Above all, he had the gift of a sunny disposition that allowed him to keep his head in any troubles. We have much to learn from him, and much pleasure to take in his company
James Madison by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and career of the fourth American president, including his work constructing the U.S. Constitution, his role in shaping American politics, his influence on partisan journalism, and his leadership during the War of 1812
Right reason : a collection by William F Buckley( Book )

5 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection includes 100 of William F. Buckley's political pieces assembled from previously written articles, columns, speeches, and essays
What would the founders do? : our questions, their answers by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers a range of issues, debates, and controversies, sharing reflections on the attitudes of the founding fathers--including Washington, Adams, Madison, Franklin, Jefferson, and Hamilton--on terrorism, women's rights, gun control, free trade, gays in the military, and other issues
George Washington on leadership by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his trademark wit and precision, the author of "Founding Father" examines Washington's three spectacularly successful careers as an executive: general, president, and tycoon
The way of the WASP : how it made America, and how it can save it, so to speak by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Founders' son : a life of Abraham Lincoln by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the sixteenth president of the United States was inspired by the Founding Fathers of the nation and struggled to carry on their work throughout his career
The outside story : how Democrats and Republicans re-elected Reagan by Richard Brookhiser( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rules of civility : the 110 precepts that guided our first president in war and peace by George Washington( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the early eighteenth century, a young George Washington copied out by hand 110 rules for civil behavior in a little notebook ... He carried the hand-written list throughout his life."--Jacket
George Washington on leadership by Richard Brookhiser( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his trademark wit and precision, the author of "Founding Father" examines Washington's three spectacularly successful careers as an executive: general, president, and tycoon
James Madison by Richard Brookhiser( Recording )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the life and career of the fourth American president, including his work constructing the U.S. Constitution, his role in shaping American politics, his influence on partisan journalism, and his leadership during the War of 1812
Duel : Hamilton vs. Burr( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men rise to prominence in the wake of the American revolution, they are brilliant, they are charming and they are locked in a fatal rivalry. Theirs is a battle for reputation, a battle that ultimately leads the former secretary of the treasury and the vice president of the United States to face each other on the dueling grounds. This program is distributed by A & E Television Networks. (75minutes) A streaming videorecording
Rediscovering George Washington( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary explores the character and accomplishments of George Washington as a warrior, a politician, and a charismatic leader. Also gives views of Washington through modern people and events
America's first dynasty by Richard Brookhiser( Recording )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In America's first dynasty, Richard Brookhiser tells the story of America's longest and still-greatest dynasty - the Adamses, the only family in our history to play a leading role in American affairs for nearly two centuries
Duel : Hamilton vs. Burr with Richard Dreyfuss( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Hamilton really fire his shot in the air? Did Burr really intend to kill his long-time rival? Why did these two statesmen end up targeting each other on a bluff overlooking the Hudson River in 1804? Long a touchstone of American history, the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr has taken on mythic proportions. Reveals facts from the fictions surrounding their fateful encounter. Features a wide-ranging, round-table discussion of experts debating the many facets of the deadly exchange
George Washington : the man who wouldn't be king by Rembrandt Peale( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting for the British, he lost the first battle he ever commanded. Fighting against them, he turned the tide on a war many thought was doomed from the start. From the legends surrounding his childhood to his tenure as America's first president, relive the story of George Washington, the man who was the father of our country. Trained as a surveyor, he longed to follow in his half brother's footsteps and join a British Regiment. Recount how he did this, volunteering for a dangerous assignment in 1753. But his destiny lay with a nation yet to be founded
Founders' son : a life of abraham lincoln by Richard Brookhiser( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Founders' Son, celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser presents a compelling new biography of Abraham Lincoln that highlights his lifelong struggle to carry on the work of the Founding Fathers. Following Lincoln from his humble origins in Kentucky to his assassination in Washington, DC, Brookhiser shows us every side of the man: laborer, lawyer, congressman, president; storyteller, wit, lover of ribald jokes; depressive, poet, friend, visionary. And he shows that despite Lincoln's many roles and his varied life, he returned time and time again to the Founders. They were rhetorical and political touchstones, the basis of his interest in politics, and the lodestars guiding him as he navigated first Illinois politics and then the national scene. But their legacy was not sufficient. As the Civil War lengthened and the casualties mounted, Lincoln wrestled with one more paternal figure-God the Father-to explain to himself, and to the nation, why ending slavery had come at such a terrible price
 
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Founding father : rediscovering George Washington
Alternative Names
Richard Brookhiser American historian

Richard Brookhiser Amerikaans historicus

Richard Brookhiser historiador estadounidense

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Founding father : rediscovering George WashingtonAmerica's first dynasty : the Adamses, 1735-1918Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the ConstitutionJames MadisonWhat would the founders do? : our questions, their answersGeorge Washington on leadershipRules of civility : the 110 precepts that guided our first president in war and peaceGeorge Washington on leadershipAmerica's first dynasty