Titolo: Patrick Henry-American Statesman
Casa editrice: Founding Father Films Publishing
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Legatura: Soft cover
Condizione libro: New
Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The most complete, exciting biography of Patrick Henry ever written, revised and updated for modern readers. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0989436896
Riassunto: Who is Patrick Henry? Most Americans recognize Patrick Henry as The Orator who delivered the give me liberty or give me death speech which thus delivered the United States a free and independent nation. This view of Henry s life is rather like believing that George Washington s signature achievement was chopping down a cherry tree. Patrick Henry s public life is an exciting, inspirational and uniquely American story that is unfortunately nearly unknown, until now. Patrick Henry-American Statesman takes you on a biographical thrill ride through the revolutionary formation of the State of Virginia and the United States. Henry s closeness to Washington, both John and Samuel Adams and his rocky friendship with Thomas Jefferson are all revealed. In Patrick Henry-American Statesman readers will be fascinated to learn: Henry was mocked behind his back by Jefferson and was believed by some to be illiterate Henry was nearly accused of treason in 1765 for opposing the Stamp Act Henry attended & was instrumental in calling the 1st Continental Congress The Virginia Assembly elected him as its first governor and 4 times afterward His warnings over ratifying the Constitution have all come to pass The Bill of Rights were insisted on by James Madison to silence his criticism of the Constitution The term gerrymander (for Ellbridge Gerry) should be henrymander There is but one portrait of Henry taken from life. The most popular Henry painting is of Capt. Cook! Henry was a devout Episcopalian and resented rumors he was a Deist Patrick Henry-American Statesman is not a history book, it is an exciting biography of the second greatest American who ever lived. This edition is the first modern release of this classic work and features 1 new chapter from editor Mike Church, Henry in Art . This edition also includes illustrations and was reformatted using modern publishing techniques. Tyler shows us that Patrick Henry was as much a father in his home as he was in the American affairs of state. He was surrounded by an adoring, large family until his last moments on earth. His visitors have frequently caught him lying on the floor, with a group of these little ones climbing over him in every direction, or dancing around him with obstreperous mirth, to the tune of his violin. That hardly sounds like the private life of a stoic Founding Father but it does sound like the poignant, brilliant and tender portrait of Patrick Henry that emerges from the internal pages of this book.
L'autore: Mike Church is the host of the nationally syndicated radio show bearing his name in Sirius/XM Satellite Radio. Church has made a goal of bringing out of print works from the founding era back into print in modern formats using modern typesetting and digitizing techniques. He is also the writer, director, narrator & producer of 7 acclaimed "docudramas" on the same subject. Mike lives in Madisonville, LA.
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