John Jay: Founding Father

John Jay: Founding Father

by Walter Stahr
John Jay: Founding Father

John Jay: Founding Father

by Walter Stahr


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From the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of Seward and Stanton, here is the critically acclaimed and definitive biography of John Jay: a major Founding Father, a true national hero, and a leading architect of America's future.

John Jay was a central figure in the early history of the American Republic. A New York lawyer, born in 1745, Jay served his country with the greatest distinction, and was one of the most influential of its Founding Fathers. In this first full-length biography of John Jay in almost 70 years, Walter Stahr brings Jay vividly to life, setting his astonishing career against the background of the American Revolution.

Drawing on substantial new material, Walter Stahr has written a full and highly readable portrait of both the public and private man. It is the story not only of John Jay himself, the most prominent native-born New Yorker of the eighteenth century, but also of his engaging and intelligent wife, Sarah, who accompanied her husband on his wartime diplomatic missions. This lively and compelling biography presents Jay in the light he deserves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635763362
Publisher: Diversion Books
Publication date: 08/22/2017
Pages: 512
Sales rank: 699,435
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Walter Stahr, a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, practiced law for twenty-five years, including seven years in Hong Kong. He is the author of Stanton: Lincoln's War Secretary and the New York Times Bestseller Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man. Mr. Stahr is married to Dr. Masami M. Stahr; they have two children and live in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Newport Beach, California.

Table of Contents

1. New York
2. The Law
3. Resistance Leader
4. Revolutionary Leader
5. President of the Continental Congress
6. Mini
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