Historian Gordon Wood discusses his new book, Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different?, in which he explores the iconoclastic side of some of the most prominent founding fathers. Woods Revolutionary Characters offers a series of revealing studies of the men who came to be known as the founding fathers – George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Adams, Thomas Paine, and Aaron Burr. Wood is professor of history at Brown University. He is one of the foremost scholars on the American Revolution in the country. Program recorded on 5/31/06.
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