Jay Winik: Lists 5 top books about the founding fathers





1. "Thomas Jefferson" by Fawn M. Brodie (Norton, 1974).

2. "The Memoirs and Anecdotes of the Count de S├ęgur" translated by Gerard Shelley (Scribner, 1928).

3. "The Age of the Democratic Revolution" by R.R. Palmer (Princeton, 1959, vol. 1; 1964, vol. 2).

4. "George Washington" by Douglas Southall Freeman (Scribner, 1948).

5. "The Ordeal of Thomas Hutchinson" by Bernard Bailyn (Harvard, 1974).



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