American Heroes: Profiles Of Men And Women Who Shaped Early America by Edmund S MorganAmerican Heroes: Profiles Of Men And Women Who Shaped Early America by Edmund S Morgan

American Heroes: Profiles Of Men And Women Who Shaped Early America

byEdmund S Morgan

Paperback | April 27, 2010

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From the best-selling author of Benjamin Franklin comes this remarkable work that will help redefine our notion of American heroism. Americans have long been obsessed with their heroes, but the men and women dramatically portrayed here are not celebrated for the typical banal reasons contained in Founding Fathers hagiography. Effortlessly challenging those who persist in revering the American history status quo and its tropes and falsehoods, Morgan, now ninety-three, continues to believe that the past is just not the way it seems.
Edmund S. Morgan (1916–2013) was the Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University and the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, and the American Academy’s Gold Medal. The author of The Genuine Article; American Slavery, American Freedom; Benjamin Franklin; and American Heroes, among many others.
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Title:American Heroes: Profiles Of Men And Women Who Shaped Early AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:April 27, 2010Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:039330454X

ISBN - 13:9780393304541

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Further evidence of the depth and breadth of [Morgan's] research, the nimbleness of his mind, and his willingness to dissent from received wisdom. — Jonathan Yardley (Washington Post)There is something here for everyone with even a passing interest in a past that remains, somehow, present. — David Waldstreicher (Philadelphia Inquirer)Morgan shines whatever the century or topic. — Kirk Davis Swinehart (Chicago Tribune)