Free Read [Poetry Book] ↠ Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution - by Richard Brookhiser Ì


  • Title: Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution
  • Author: Richard Brookhiser
  • ISBN: 9780743223799
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Since 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents and idealism of the truly great Among them, no Founding Father demonstrates the combination of temptations and talents quite so vividly as the least known of thSince 1996, Richard Brookhiser has devoted himself to recovering the Founding for modern Americans The creators of our democracy had both the temptations and the shortcomings of all men, combined with the talents and idealism of the truly great Among them, no Founding Father demonstrates the combination of temptations and talents quite so vividly as the least known of the greats, Gouverneur Morris His story is one that should be known by every American after all, he drafted the Constitution, and his hand lies behind many of its most important phrases Yet he has been lost in the shadows of the Founders who became presidents and faces on our currency As Brookhiser shows in this sparkling narrative, Morris s story is not only crucial to the Founding, it is also one of the most entertaining and instructive of all Gouverneur Morris, than Washington, Jefferson, or even Franklin, is the Founding Father whose story can most readily touch our hearts, and whose character is most sorely needed today He was a witty, peg legged ladies man He was an eyewitness to two revolutions American and French who joked with George Washington, shared a mistress with Talleyrand, and lost friends to the guillotine In his spare time he gave New York City its street grid and New York State the Erie Canal His keen mind and his light, sure touch helped make our Constitution the most enduring fundamental set of laws in the world In his private life, he suited himself pleased the ladies until, at age fifty seven, he settled down with one lady and pleased her and lived the life of a gentleman, for whom grace and humanity were as important as birth He kept his good humor through war, mobs, arson, death, and two accidents that burned the flesh from one of his arms and cut off one of his legs below the knee Above all, he had the gift of a sunny disposition that allowed him to keep his head in any troubles We have much to learn from him, and much pleasure to take in his company.
    Richard Brookhiser
    Richard Brookhiser, author of Founding Father Free Press 1996 , is a senior editor at National Review and a columnist for The New York Observer.

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    Commentaires:

    bup
    Well, it was good, and it's the only bio of Gouverneur I've been able to get my hands on. There's nothing that makes this really sing, but as the guy is the author of such phrases as "We, the people of the United States of America," and the guy who laid out the street plan of Manhattan, he deserves a little time and effort.

    G.
    A fascinating read about a relatively unknown but important patriot. Bookhiser makes the point he was in the middle of everything in his times.

    Richard Blake
    I did not know that Gouverneur Morris drafted the Constitution, in particular the Preamble; "We the People. . ."

    Renn Daniels
    Without Morris and his financial backing, the break from Great Britton would not have happened.

    Bruce
    Gouverneur Morris was a writer but also the editor of the Constitution. He took some of the prolixity that was proposed and condensed it to something relatively understandable. This is a biography of the gentleman and thus covers more than the period of the Constitution's writing and 'endorsement' by the requisite number of states. Morris kept a diary while he was in France so Brookhiser provides such ideas as France situation before it's Revolution "resembled the United States's at the opening [...]

    Lauren Albert
    An interesting and an admirable man. Author of the Constitution, promoter of the Erie Canal, he was involved in many of the important events of the Revolution and early Republic. When young, he was burned terribly, losing much of his arm. Those who knew him said he bore the pain and the loss with great stoicism. Later, as an adult, he endured an amputation of one of his legs and then learned from his doctor (who had been absent) that it could probably have been saved. But he never complained or [...]

    Grady McCallie
    Gouvernor Morris sits in the second rank of Founding Fathers, along with his friend John Jay and colleague Robert Morris. It's not obvious from this biography why he isn't in the front line, except that his elite New York family background, wide open social habits, and tendency to let his rhetorical gifts outrun his judgment may all have undercut his chance to become an idol of the early Republic. Nonetheless, his life makes for an amazing story: young heir, last in line for a considerable fortu [...]

    Joe Chernicoff
    Brookhiser's biographies should be part of our schools' history classes (or whatever they call them these days). Gouv. Morris would fit in well with today's politicians, although maybe he was a bit too intelligent(?), too much a visionary(?), too many ideas, both good and bad(?), and maybe he would be called a "flip-flopper", like some of our current politicians are labeled these days - but any man who cannot rethink ideas, even his own, would surely be a demagogue. I'm just waiting for the book [...]

    Lee
    An interesting biography of Gouverneur Morris one of the architects of the constitution. Brookheiser examines his upbringing, his time in Continental Congress during the Revolution when he came under the sway of Robert Morris and helped sort out the finances. His friendships in politics and business and his time as ambassador to France during George Washington’s Presidency at the height of the Terror. Also covered is his myriad of love affairs and his final days in New York. Good read.

    Daniel
    Morris is a man worth knowing. I found it interesting that the author felt the need to explain how Morris had changed his mind on issues throughout his life. I wonder if Morris would have been called a "flip-flopper" today To me, a person might change his mind as time, information, and circumstances change--a sign of intelligence, I believe. I liked learning about Morris, and I wish I'd learned more about this founding father sooner.

    William J.
    Gouverneur Morris is often overlooked as one of the Framers of our Constitution however he is the man who wrote the Preamble and edited the results of the Constitutional Convention into the document originally ratified by the 13 original States. He did not spend his life in public service nor did he seek fame but Gouverneur Morris made significant contributions to the establishment of the United States. For historians and those who enjoy reading history and biography this is a good book.

    Jerry Landry
    Excellent introduction to one of the more colourful characters of the Revolutionary generation. Brookhiser does a great job of giving an overview of Morris's life, though I'd like to read another biography at some point that went a bit more in depth.

    Roger Wood
    Historian and author Brookhiser is possibly one of the most underrated biographers of his generation. This book is my favorite written by this author. Entertaining, informative, and meticulously researched.

    Jim Noyes
    almost breathtaking in parts, I learned so much about one of our most important founding fathers that was lacking in any of my formal schooling. This is a must read for anyone who has any interest in what the Constitution really meant. Should be required reading for Supreme Court Justices!

    Mark
    Informative. Good insight into a Founding Father I had never heard of.

    Trishtator
    What I read here paired well with my reading of John Adams by David McCullough.

    Tom Armstrong
    Terrible bio.

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