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Brookhiser, Richard

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Works: 58 works in 160 publications in 1 language and 16,839 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music 
Roles: Interviewee
Classifications: E312, B
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Alexander Hamilton, American by Richard Brookhiser ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,544 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 )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 2,396 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 )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,659 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
What would the founders do? : our questions, their answers by Richard Brookhiser ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,488 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
James Madison by Sydney Howard Gay ( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,468 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
Gentleman revolutionary : Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution by Richard Brookhiser ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,367 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--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 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 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
George Washington on leadership by Richard Brookhiser ( )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,363 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
Right reason : a collection by William F Buckley ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection includes 100 of William F. Buckley's political pieces assembled from previously written articles, columns, speeches, and essays
The way of the WASP : how it made America, and how it can save it, so to speak by Richard Brookhiser ( Book )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The outside story : how Democrats and Republicans re-elected Reagan by Richard Brookhiser ( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 589 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 557 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 )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 135 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 )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 91 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
America's first dynasty by Richard Brookhiser ( Recording )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 70 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
George Washington American revolutionary ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 53 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
Rediscovering George Washington ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 48 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
Founding father by Richard Brookhiser ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this look at George Washington as soldier and statesman, Richard Brookhiser traces the achievements of Washington's career and illuminates how his character and his values shaped the beginnings of American politics
Right reason by William F Buckley ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jefferson's other revolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Thomas Jefferson's ideas on architecture and his revolutionary achievements in this area by examining three of his legacies -- the University of Virginia, Poplar Forest and the Virginia State Capitol, including behind-the-scenes restoration work
Anthem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Featuring musical performances and interviews with historians and music experts from the United States and Great Britain, Anthem tells the story behind Francis Scott Key's creation of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' and explores the role of music and patriotism during The War of 1812. Discover the songs and events that inspired Key to write what would become the National Anthem of the United States of America"--container
 
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