Gordon S. Wood
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Gordon S. Wood

Gordon S. Wood is Alva O. Way Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University. His books include the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Radicalism of the American Revolution, the Bancroft Prize-winning The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787, The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin, and The Purpose of the Past: Reflections on the Uses of History. He writes frequently for The New York Review of Books and The New Republic.

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    • Empire of Liberty

    • A History of the Early Republic
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 30 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Named a New York Times Notable Book, Empire of Liberty offers a marvelous account of this pivotal era in American history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical writing

    • By Joseph on 01-14-10

    Regular price: $39.99

    • Friends Divided

    • John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: James Lurie
    • Length: 17 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 155

    Arguably, no relationship in this country's history carries as much freight as that of John Adams of Massachusetts and Thomas Jefferson of Virginia....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Jean on 12-22-17

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Radicalism of the American Revolution

    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
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    In The Radicalism of the American Revolution, Wood depicts not just a break with England, but the rejection of an entire way of life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The matter of class

    • By Neale on 11-24-12

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787

    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Joel Richards
    • Length: 24 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    This classic work explains the evolution of American political thought from the Declaration of Independence to the ratification of the Constitution. In so doing, it greatly illuminates the origins of the present American political system....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • This Audible book is NOT for a popular audience!

    • By BigWally on 11-22-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Revolutionary Characters

    • What Made the Founders Different
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 135
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 61

    A series of brilliantly illuminating studies of the men who came to be known as the founding fathers....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as informative as I'd hoped for

    • By A. Ware on 04-11-08

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Americanization of Benjamin Franklin

    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Peter Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 65

    Central to America's idea of itself is the character of Benjamin Franklin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My 3rd or 4th favorite history/biography book

    • By Tina on 12-31-11

    Regular price: $23.95

    • The American Revolution

    • A History [Modern Library Chronicles]
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Jack Garrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Gordon S. Wood discusses the character and consequences of the revolution....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The foremost scholar on the subject

    • By Robert on 08-20-05

    Regular price: $22.95

    • The Idea of America

    • By: Gordon S Wood
    • Narrated by: Robert Fass
    • Length: 12 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4 out of 5 stars 25

    The preeminent historian of the American Revolution explains why it remains the most significant event in our history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sophisticated analyses

    • By Roger on 01-25-12

    Regular price: $31.50

    • The Purpose of the Past

    • Reflections on the Uses of History
    • By: Gordon S. Wood
    • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
    • Length: 10 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    History is to society what memory is to the individual. Historian Gordon Wood examines the sea change in his field through consideration of some of its most important historians and their works....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A measured take on history writing

    • By Eric on 05-23-08

    Regular price: $20.97

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