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001 51810636 003 OCoLC 005 20191121025036.0 008 030224s2003 nyuabf b 001 0beng cam a 010 2003044353 020 0743223799|q(alk. paper) 020 9780743223799|q(alk. paper) 035 (OCoLC)51810636 040 DLC|beng|cDLC|dWSL|dBAKER|dNLGGC|dIBV|dBTCTA|dYDXCP|dOCLCG |dOTP|dBMU|dGEBAY|dOCLCQ|dOCLCO|dGVA|dI8M|dOCLCO|dCSAIL |dOCLCA|dOCLCQ|dVAMVE|dWLU|dCSJ|dOCLCO|dAOW|dOCLCQ|dOCLCO |dOCLCQ|dOCLCO|dCNO|dOCLCF|dBRL|dJDP|dOCLCQ|dOCLCO|dOCLCQ |dOCL|dOCLCQ|dIHT|dTYC|dOCLCO|dXFF|dOCLCA|dCBA|dOCLCO|dOCL |dOCLCO|dOCL 043 n-us---|an-us-ny 049 VCNA 050 00 E302.6.M7|bB76 2003 050 00 E302.6.M7|bB76 2003 060 4 B M876b 082 00 973.4/092|221 082 04 B|221 084 15.85|2bcl 100 1 Brookhiser, Richard. 245 10 Gentleman revolutionary :|bGouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution /|cRichard Brookhiser. 260 New York :|bFree Press,|c©2003. 300 xvii, 251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : |billustrations, map ;|c24 cm 336 text|btxt|2rdacontent 337 unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 338 volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 504 Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-244) and index. 505 0 Introduction -- Past and youth -- Part 1. The American Revolution. War comes ; The young men's constitution ; Running a War ; Pain and love ; Convulsion deferred ; Secure the Blessings -- Part 2. The French Revolution. Death and love ; Liberals in Power ; Radicals in power ; Europe at War -- Part 3. The brink of revolution. American passions ; Work and love ; War comes again ; Revolution deferred ; Acceptance -- Postscript -- Index. 505 0 Introduction -- Past and youth -- War comes -- The young men's constitution -- Running a War -- Pain and love -- Convulsion deferred -- Secure the Blessings -- Death and love -- Liberals in Power -- Radicals in power -- Europe at War -- American passions -- Work and love -- War comes again -- Revolution deferred -- Acceptance -- Postscript - - Index. 520 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. 600 10 Morris, Gouverneur,|d1752-1816. 610 10 United States.|tConstitution|xSigners|vBiography. 648 7 1775-1789|2fast 650 0 Statesmen|zUnited States|vBiography. 651 0 United States|xHistory|yRevolution, 1775-1783|vBiography. 651 0 New York (State)|xHistory|yRevolution, 1775-1783 |vBiography. 651 0 United States|xPolitics and government|y1775-1783. 651 0 United States|xPolitics and government|y1783-1789. 651 1 United States|xHistory|yRevolution, 1775-1783|vBiography. 776 08 |iOnline version:|aBrookhiser, Richard.|tGentleman revolutionary.|dNew York : Free Press, ©2003 |w(OCoLC)606949437 991 dks 994 C0|bVCN
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