American Cicero

American Cicero

The Life of Charles Carroll

by Bradley J. Birzer

Hardback Publication Date: 15/03/2010

  $39.75
Aristocrat. Catholic. Patriot. Founder. Before his death in 1832, Charles Carroll of Carrollton - the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence - was widely regarded as one of the most important founders. Today, Carroll's signal contributions to the American founding are overlooked, but in the fascinating new biography American Cicero, historian Bradley J. Birzer rescues Carroll from this unjust neglect. Born a bastard, Carroll became the best educated founder, a man of supreme intellect, imagination, and integrity. He recognized the necessity of American independence well before most other founders, brilliantly analyzed the situation in the run-up to the Revolution (though that analysis is now ignored by historians), inspired the creation of the U.S. Senate, and helped legitimize his religion, Roman Catholicism, in America.
ISBN:
9781933859897
9781933859897
Category:
Biography: historical
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
15-03-2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
ISI Books
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
230
Dimensions (mm):
197x140x27mm
Weight:
0.48kg

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