Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Bernard Bailyn brings us a book that combines portraits of American revolutionaries with a deft exploration of the ideas that moved them and still shape our society today.
BERNARD BAILYN is currently Adams University Professor emeritus at Harvard University. He founded and for fifteen years directed the International Seminar on the Atlantic World, which helped reorient the study of the Atlantic region in the early modern era. His previous books include Education in the Forming of American Society; The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, which received the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes in 1968; The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson, which won the 1975 National Book Award for History; Voyagers to the West, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1987; Atlantic History: Concept and Contours; and To Begin the World Anew: The Genius and Ambiguities of the American Founders.
"An extraordinarily lucid and informative representation of the revolutionary age." --The Chicago Tribune