Thomas Fleming
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Thomas Fleming

"How do you write a book?" 24 year old Thomas Fleming asked bestselling writer Fulton Oursler in 1951. "Write four pages a day," Oursler said. "Every day except Sunday. Whether you feel like it or not. Inspiration consists of putting the seat of your pants on the chair at your desk." Fleming has followed this advice to good effect. His latest effort, "The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers," is his 50th published book. Twenty three of them have been novels. He is the only writer in the history of the Book of the Month Club to have main selections in fiction and in nonfiction. Many have won prizes. Recently he received the Burack Prize from Boston University for lifetime achievement. In nonfiction he has specialized in the American Revolution. He sees Intimate Lives as a perfect combination of his double talent as a novelist and historian. "Novelists focus on the imtimate side of life. This is the first time anyone has looked at the intimate side of the lives of these famous Americans, with an historian's eyes." Fleming was born in Jersey City, the son of a powerful local politician. He has had a lifetime interest in American politics. He also wrote a history of West Point which the New York Times called "the best...ever written." Military history is another strong interest. He lives in New York with his wife, Alice Fleming, who is a gifted writer of books for young readers.

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    • Sterling Point Books

    • Ben Franklin: Inventing America
    • By: Thomas Fleming
    • Narrated by: A. C. Fellner
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Perhaps more than even Washington, Jefferson, or Adams, Ben Franklin is the Founding Father who best exemplifies the authentic American spirit and values....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing and Inspiring

    • By Ruth on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Great Divide

    • The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation
    • By: Thomas Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Rapkin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
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    Acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming examines how the differing characters and leadership styles of Washington and Jefferson shaped two opposing views of the presidency....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very Readable

    • By Jean on 05-02-15
    • The Conflict Between Washington and Jefferson That Defined a Nation
    • By: Thomas Fleming
    • Narrated by: David Rapkin
    • Length: 16 hrs and 23 mins
    • Release date: 03-17-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 350 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Strategy of Victory

    • How General George Washington Won the American Revolution
    • By: Thomas Fleming
    • Narrated by: Michael Johnson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
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      5 out of 5 stars 13
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    In The Strategy of Victory, preeminent historian Thomas Fleming examines the battles that created American independence....

    Regular price: $29.65

    • The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

    • By: Thomas Fleming
    • Narrated by: Arthur Morey
    • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    From hot-tempered Mary Ball Washington to promiscuous Rachel Lavien Hamilton, the founding fathers’ mothers powerfully shaped their sons’ visions of domestic life...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • some interesting dirt on our national heroes

    • By annie on 04-25-11

    Regular price: $27.97

    • A Disease in the Public Mind

    • A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
    • By: Thomas Fleming
    • Narrated by: William Hughes
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
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    By the time his body hung from the gallows for his crimes at Harper’s Ferry, abolitionists had made John Brown a "holy martyr" in the fight against Southern slave owners....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Relveant

    • By thomas on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $20.97

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