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The Founding Fathers

Gary James Wills

The Founding Fathers series includes: George Washington by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn In this thoughtful and incisive biography, Burns and Dunn dissect the strengths and weaknesses of Washington's presidential leadership, from his lasting foreign and economic policies to his polarizing denunciation of political parties and his public silence about slavery. John Adams by John Patrick Diggins Perhaps no U.S. president was less suited for the practice of politics than John Adams. A gifted philosopher who helped lead the movement for American independence from its inception, Adams was unprepared for the realities of party politics that had already begun to dominate the new country before Washington left office. But in this program historian John Patrick Diggins reveals a John Adams whose reputation for snobbery and failure are wholly undeserved, and whose prescient modernism still holds valuable lessons for us as we strive to fulfill the Founding Fathers' vision of a fair republic and just society. He is, in Diggins's view, the president who comes closest to Plato's ideal of a philosopher-king. Thomas Jefferson by Joyce Appleby Few presidents embody the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. His vision and unrivaled political imagination account for the almost utopian zeal of his two administrations. However, contradictions in his populism make Jefferson the most controversial of presidents: he spoke of inalienable human rights, but he taught his daughters that women were created for men's pleasure, and he believed that whites and blacks could never coexist peacefully in freedom. Jefferson described his election to the presidency as a second American Revolution. For the first time, historian Joyce Appleby rigorously explores this claim. She argues that our third president did, in fact, radically transform the political landscape of the United States by limiting the power of the government and eradicating the elitist practices inherited from the colonial era. James Madison by Gary Wills The eternal co

The Founding Fathers series includes: George Washington by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn In this thoughtful and incisive biography, Burns and Dunn dissect the strengths and weaknesses of Washington's presidential leadership, from his lasting foreign and economic policies to his polarizing denunciation of political parties and his public silence about slavery. John Adams by John Patrick Diggins Perhaps no U.S. president was less suited for the practice of politics than John Adams. A gifted philosopher who helped lead the movement for American independence from its inception, Adams was unprepared for the realities of party politics that had already begun to dominate the new country before Washington left office. But in this program historian John Patrick Diggins reveals a John Adams whose reputation for snobbery and failure are wholly undeserved, and whose prescient modernism still holds valuable lessons for us as we strive to fulfill the Founding Fathers' vision of a fair republic and just society. He is, in Diggins's view, the president who comes closest to Plato's ideal of a philosopher-king. Thomas Jefferson by Joyce Appleby Few presidents embody the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. His vision and unrivaled political imagination account for the almost utopian zeal of his two administrations. However, contradictions in his populism make Jefferson the most controversial of presidents: he spoke of inalienable human rights, but he taught his daughters that women were created for men's pleasure, and he believed that whites and blacks could never coexist peacefully in freedom. Jefferson described his election to the presidency as a second American Revolution. For the first time, historian Joyce Appleby rigorously explores this claim. She argues that our third president did, in fact, radically transform the political landscape of the United States by limiting the power of the government and eradicating the elitist practices inherited from the colonial era. James Madison by Gary Wills The eternal co
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The Founding Fathers series includes: George Washington by James MacGregor Burns and Susan Dunn In this thoughtful and incisive biography, Burns and Dunn dissect the strengths and weaknesses of Washington's presidential leadership, from his lasting foreign and economic policies to his polarizing denunciation of political parties and his public silence about slavery. John Adams by John Patrick Diggins Perhaps no U.S. president was less suited for the practice of politics than John Adams. A gifted philosopher who helped lead the movement for American independence from its inception, Adams was unprepared for the realities of party politics that had already begun to dominate the new country before Washington left office. But in this program historian John Patrick Diggins reveals a John Adams whose reputation for snobbery and failure are wholly undeserved, and whose prescient modernism still holds valuable lessons for us as we strive to fulfill the Founding Fathers' vision of a fair republic and just society. He is, in Diggins's view, the president who comes closest to Plato's ideal of a philosopher-king. Thomas Jefferson by Joyce Appleby Few presidents embody the American spirit as fully as Thomas Jefferson. His vision and unrivaled political imagination account for the almost utopian zeal of his two administrations. However, contradictions in his populism make Jefferson the most controversial of presidents: he spoke of inalienable human rights, but he taught his daughters that women were created for men's pleasure, and he believed that whites and blacks could never coexist peacefully in freedom. Jefferson described his election to the presidency as a second American Revolution. For the first time, historian Joyce Appleby rigorously explores this claim. She argues that our third president did, in fact, radically transform the political landscape of the United States by limiting the power of the government and eradicating the elitist practices inherited from the colonial era. James Madison by Gary Wills The eternal co

Language:

English

Narrators:

Various Narrators

Length:

23h


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

07:25


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:28


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:00


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:47


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:47


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:04


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:03


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:59


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:15


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:00


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:59


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:48


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:00


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:52


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:26


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:32


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:48


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:25


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:42


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:12


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

08:17


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:48


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:30


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:58


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:45


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:12


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:22


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

08:28


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:33


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:20


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:39


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:40


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:43


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:44


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

09:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:05


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

08:51


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:23


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:12


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:20


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:51


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:53


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:28


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:11


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:03


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:17


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:03


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:51


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:40


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

07:10


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:27


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

08:16


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:30


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:08


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:48


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:21


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:16


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:39


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:58


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

07:29


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

10:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:27


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:46


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:41


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:55


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

07:36


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

10:06


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

08:08


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:44


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

10:33


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:48


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:52


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:06


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:42


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

07:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:07


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:52


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:18


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:54


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:37


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

06:43


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:00


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:58


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

10:42


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:36


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:26


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:55


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

07:35


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

03:16


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:30


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:49


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:48


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

09:35


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:14


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

09:37


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

05:58


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:15


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:46


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

08:49


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

08:14


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:42


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:40


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:22


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

08:59


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

09:01


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:15


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:04


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

09:57


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

05:25


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

06:45


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:35


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

04:53


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:51


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:50


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:38


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:26


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:12


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

08:12


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

07:53


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:13


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

08:59


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

10:36


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

05:13


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:23


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

10:38


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

08:13


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

09:46


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

10:31


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:45


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

08:27


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

05:05


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

07:38


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

09:10


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

02:48


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:58


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:12


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

03:39


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:46


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:46


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

07:47


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

07:33


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

02:54


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:39


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:39


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:00


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

08:31


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

07:13


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:05


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

03:51


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

07:15


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:51


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

08:16


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

06:23


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:43


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

04:35


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

09:05