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History professor and award-winning author Gordon S. Wood was born in Concord, Massachusetts on November 27, 1933. After graduating in 1955 from Tufts University he served in the US Air Force in Japan and earned his master's degree from Harvard University. In 1964, Wood earned his Ph. D. in history mostrar mais from Harvard, and he taught there, as well as at the College of William and Mary and the University of Michigan, before joining the Brown University faculty in 1969. Wood has published a number of articles and books, including The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and The Radicalism of the American Revolution, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize in 1993. He has won many other awards in the past five decades from organizations such as the American Historical Association, the New York Historical Society, and the Fraunces Tavern Museum. Wood is a fellow of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. In 2014, his book, The American Revolution: A History, was on the New York Times bestseller list. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Obras por Gordon S. Wood

The American Revolution: A History (2002) 958 exemplares
The Making of the Constitution (1987) 3 exemplares

Associated Works

We Americans (1975) — Contribuidor — 418 exemplares
A Matter of Interpretation: Federal Courts and the Law (1997) — Contribuidor — 346 exemplares
John Adams: Revolutionary Writings, 1775-1783 (2011) — Editor — 145 exemplares
John Adams: Revolutionary Writings, 1755-1775 (2011) — Editor — 139 exemplares
Common Sense: and Other Writings (Modern Library Classics) (2003) — Editor, algumas edições126 exemplares
Democracy: The Unfinished Journey, 508 BC to AD 1993 (1992) — Contribuidor — 48 exemplares
The Rising Glory of America, 1760-1820 (1971) — Editor, algumas edições28 exemplares
New Directions in American Intellectual History (1979) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Wood, Gordon S.
Nome legal
Wood, Gordon Stewart
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Concord, Massachusetts, USA
Locais de residência
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
Tufts University (BA | 1955)
Harvard University (AM | Ph. D | History | 1964)
Goss, Louise (wife)
Wood, Christopher S. (son)
Wood, Elizabeth (daughter)
Wood, Amy Louise (daughter)
Brown University
Harvard University
College of William and Mary
University of Michigan
Cambridge University
One Day University (mostrar todos 7)
United States Air Force
Prémios e menções honrosas
National Humanities Medal (2010)
Pulitzer Prize for History (1993)
Bancroft Prize (1970)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1988)
American Philosophical Society (1994)

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Gordon Stewart Wood (born November 27, 1933 in Concord, Massachusetts) is Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University, and the recipient of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for History for The Radicalism of the American Revolution (1992). His book The Creation of the American Republic, 1776–1787 (1969) won a 1970 Bancroft Prize. In 2010 he was awarded the National Humanities Medal.   Gordon S. Woods in Wikipedia



The Benjamin Franklin of this history is both a legendary Founding Father and a man who changes as the circumstances around him shift. He begins as a businessman, becomes a scientist, philosopher, and public servant. He spends many years in London and expresses views in line with British imperialism. Then, as the American colonies move towards revolution, Franklin shifts again - becoming an American and a diplomat. This volume highlights these changes in Franklin's views and makes for a fascinating read on one of the most remarkable founders.… (mais)
wagner.sarah35 | 24 outras críticas | Feb 24, 2024 |
When I reach for superlatives to characterize this magisterial book, my cup simply runneth over. Gordon S. Wood, by now, is a--if not the--major figure in Colonial and Early United States historiography, and this book, while perhaps not his magnum opus (he has recently published a major study titled Empire of Liberty, and surely has more books and articles to produce), it is perhaps the final word on the ideology and social philosophy of those who fomented the American Revolution. Casual readers should be advised that this is a relatively dense scholarly work, and the impressive array of evidence that Professor Wood has marshaled can at times make for laborious wading. That said, such labor will richly reward those who perform it. Finally, if nothing else, this book serves as a comprehensive refutation of those in our public life--some of the loudest found there, alas--who aver that the founders of this country were radical evangelical Protestants. Very highly recommended.… (mais)
Mark_Feltskog | 22 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2023 |
An enlightening glimpse into the life of an imperfect genius of a man and much that he gave to our history and posterity.
KeithK999 | 24 outras críticas | Dec 3, 2023 |
The author tries to tell the story of the evolving friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The author does a good job of using letters sent between Adams, Jefferson and others to help explain the potential motivation and reasoning behind decisions made by Adams and Jefferson before, during, and after their presidencies. An insightful read. Because the author uses first hand references, some of the reading may be difficult because the English language has changed in the past 200 years. However, I'd much rather have the original documents and an explanation of the words over a paraphrased version.… (mais)
trueblueglue | 9 outras críticas | Nov 23, 2023 |



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