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When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained a stupendous problem: establishing a workable democratic government in the vast, newly independent country. Three key founding fathers played significant roles: John Adams, the brilliant, dour New Englander; Thomas Jefferson, the aristocratic Southern renaissance man; and Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Nevis. In The Patriots, best-selling author Winston Groom illuminates these men as the patriots fundamentally responsible for the ideas that shaped the emerging United States.

The lives of Hamilton, Jefferson, and Adams could not have been more different, and their relationships with each other were often rife with animosity. And yet they led the charge–two of them creating and signing the Declaration of Independence, and the third establishing a national treasury and the earliest delineation of a Republican party. The time in which they lived was fraught with danger, and their achievements were strained by vast antagonisms that recall the intense political polarization of today. But through it all, they managed to shoulder the heavy mantle of creating the United States of America, putting aside their differences to make a great country.

Drawing on extensive correspondence, authour Winston Groom shares the remarkable story of the beginnings of our great nation.

  • Written by Winston Groom
  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Ages 12 and up

  • Published by National Geographic Society
  • Paper
  • 9 3/10'' H x 6 3/10'' W
  • Imported

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