After Words with Gordon Wood
Gordon Wood talked about his book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, published by Penguin Press. Professor… read more
Gordon Wood talked about his book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different, published by Penguin Press. Professor Wood assessed the contributions of eight of America’s Founding Fathers. He was interviewed by Richard Norton Smith.
Professor Wood has been teaching early American history since the mid-1960s. He was awarded the Bancroft Prize in 1970 for his book The Creation of the American Republic, 1776- 1787 and the Pulitzer Prize, over twenty years later, for his book The Radicalism of the American Revolution.
Mr. Smith, former director of the presidential libraries of Abraham Lincoln, Herbert Hoover, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan, is currently on the faculty of George Mason University. He is the author of several books, including Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation. He is currently working on a biography of Nelson Rockefeller. close
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