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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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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

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

John Jay was a central figure in the early history of the American Republic. This biography sets his career against the background of the American Revolution. It presents Jay as a major Founding Father, a true national hero, and a leading architect of America's future.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 New York
2 The Law
3 Resistance Leader
4 Revolutionary Leader
5 President of the Continental Congress
6 Minister to Spain
7 Peace Commissioner
8 American in Paris
9 Secretary for Foreign Affairs
10 Home and Society
11 Federalist
12 First Chief Justice
13 Envoy to England
14 Governor of New York
15 Retirement
16 Conclusions
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826418791
Author:
Stahr, Walter
Publisher:
Hambledon & London
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United States - Revolutionary War
Subject:
United States - Colonial Period
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Subject:
United States - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
8.92 x 6.36 x 1.3 in

Related Subjects

Biography » Historical
History and Social Science » US History » Colonial America
History and Social Science » US History » Early American Biographies
History and Social Science » US History » Revolution and Constitution Era
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

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Product details 496 pages Hambledon & London - English 9780826418791 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by , John Jay was a central figure in the early history of the American Republic. This biography sets his career against the background of the American Revolution. It presents Jay as a major Founding Father, a true national hero, and a leading architect of America's future.
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