John Jay: Founding Father
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 in almost seventy years, Walter Stahr brings Jay vividly to life, setting his astonishing career against the background of the American Revolution.
Drawing on substantial new material, Walter Stahr has written a full and highly readable portrait of both the public and 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 lively and compelling 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.
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Review: John Jay: Founding FatherUser Review - Jay Perkins - Goodreads
Excellent book on a little known, but prominent founder. Not extremely exciting to read but important for those interested in the revolution and the early American republic. Read full review
Review: John Jay: Founding FatherUser Review - Jessica Petree - Goodreads
This was a book that was a bit dry, but absolutely fascinating nevertheless. I found out that John Jay was a truly interesting and inspiring person. Read full review
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