From the best-selling author of Benjamin Franklin comes this remarkable work that will help redefine our tion of American heroism. Americans have long been obsessed with their heroes, but the men and women dramatically portrayed here are t celebrated for the typical banal reasons contained in Founding Fathers hagiography. Effortlessly challenging those who persist in revering the American history status quo and its tropes and falsehoods, Morgan, w ninety-three, continues to believe that the past is just t the way it seems.
Edmund S. Morgan (1916-2013) was the Sterling Professor Emeritus at Yale University and the recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Pulitzer Prize, and the American Academy's Gold Medal. The author of The Genuine Article; American Slavery, American Freedom; Benjamin Franklin; and American Heroes, among many others.