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John Jay : founding father
John Jay : founding father
Stahr, Walter.
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New York : Hambledon and London : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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xiv, 482 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
New York -- The law -- Resistance leader -- Revolutionary leader -- President of the Continental Congress -- Minister to Spain -- Peace Commissioner -- American in Paris -- Secretary for Foreign Affairs -- Home and society -- Federalist -- First Chief Justice -- Envoy to England -- Governor of New York -- Retirement.
"John Jay was a central figure in the early history of the American Republic. A New York lawyer, born in 1745, Jay served his country with the greatest distinction and was one of the most influential of its Founding Fathers. In the first full-length biography for almost seventy years, Walter Stahr brings Jay to life, setting his astonishing career against the background of the American Revolution." "Drawing on substantial new material, Walter Stahr has written a portrait of both the public and the private man. It is the story not only of John Jay himself, the most prominent native-born New Yorker of the eighteenth century, but also of his engaging and intelligent wife Sarah, who accompanied her husband on his wartime diplomatic missions. This biography presents Jay in the light he deserves: as a major Founding Father, a true national hero and a leading architect of America's future."--BOOK JACKET.
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Gift - John D. Fassett.
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