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Chicago: Lakeside Press, 1993. First Thus. Original Cloth. Fine. Two volumes in one. pp: lviii, 389, index; 30 plates from photographs, 2 maps in color. The first title, THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF JAMES W. MARSHALL, is a biography by George Frederic Parsons. Marshall was born at Hopewell, NJ, went to California in 1845, participated in the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt, and discovered gold at Sutter's Mill in 1848. In the second book, an autobiography, Buffum tells of going to California in 1847 with the 7th Regiment of NY Volunteers during the War with Mexico. At the war's end, he heard of Marshall's gold strike, went prospecting, and eventually became a California journalist. 6.75" x 4.25"
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation is a Pulitzer Prize–winning book written by Joseph Ellis, a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College. This text explores how a group of individuals both gifted and flawed coped with the challenges of founding the United States. The book focuses on important events including the Burr-Hamilton duel, George Washington's Farewell Address, the partnership between John Adams and Abigail Adams, slavery, and the extensive correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson....
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president. In this groundbreaking work, based on massive research, Chernow shatters forever the stereotype of George Washington as a stolid, unemotional figure and brings to vivid life a dashing, passionate man of fiery opinions and many moods. “Truly magnificent… [a] well-researched, well-written and absolutely definitive biography” –Andrew Roberts, The Wall Street Journal “Superb… the best, most comprehensive, and most balanced single-volume biography of Washington ever written.” –Gordon S. Wood, The New York Review of Books “A truly gripping biography of George Washington... I can’t recommend it highly enough—as history, as epic, and, not least, as entertainment. It’s as luxuriantly pleasurable as one of those great big sprawling, sweeping Victorian novels.” –Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker ...
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