The Vineyard of Liberty [NOOK Book]

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The first volume of Burns’s stunning account of American history, from the birth of the Constitution to the dawn of the Civil War

The years between 1787 and 1863 witnessed the development of the American Nation—its society, politics, customs, culture, and, most important, the development of liberty. Burns explores the key events in the republic’s early decades, as well as the roles of heroes from Washington to Lincoln and of lesser-known ...
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Overview



The first volume of Burns’s stunning account of American history, from the birth of the Constitution to the dawn of the Civil War

The years between 1787 and 1863 witnessed the development of the American Nation—its society, politics, customs, culture, and, most important, the development of liberty. Burns explores the key events in the republic’s early decades, as well as the roles of heroes from Washington to Lincoln and of lesser-known figures. Captivating and insightful, Burns’s history combines the color and texture of early American life with meticulous scholarship. Focusing on the tensions leading up to the Civil War, Burns brilliantly shows how Americans became divided over the meaning of Liberty. Vineyard of Liberty is a sweeping and engrossing narrative of America’s formative years.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453245187
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 4/10/2012
  • Series: The American Experiment , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 752
  • Sales rank: 30,934
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author



 James MacGregor Burns (b. 1918) is a bestselling American historian and political scientist whose work has earned both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Born in Boston, Burns fell in love with politics and history at an early age. He earned his BA at Williams College, where he returned to teach history and political science after obtaining his PhD at Harvard and serving in World War II. Burns’s two-volume biography of Franklin Roosevelt is considered the definitive examination of the politician’s rise to power, and his groundbreaking writing on the subject of political leadership has influenced scholars for decades. He currently serves as the Woodrow Wilson Professor of Government Emeritus at Williams College and as Distinguished Leadership Scholar at the University of Maryland.
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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    I have already been calling my "History Buff" friends.

    This is one of the finest American History books that I have ever opened. They style and depth with which he "strolls" through our past is unequaled in most of the other accounts I have read. I am by no means a expert on our Founding Fathers, but with the aid of James MacGregor Burns, I am much more aware of all the advanced thinking, and cooperation, it took to create and publish our wonderful Constitution. Howard F. Orr

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