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James Bowdoin and the Patriot Philosophers (Memoir 247)
James Bowdoin and the Patriot Philosophers

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By Frank E. Manuel and Fritzie Manuel
Year: 2003
Pages: 274
Binding Hardcover
ISBN 0871692473

Product Code: 0871692473

Memoir 247
A history of the early years of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, & the life & career of James Bowdoin, the Academy's first president. The strength of the work rests in a combination of its subject matter & execution. The subject matter is both intrinsically interesting & simultaneously neglected. Neither the accomplishments of Bowdoin nor the contributions of the members of the Academy have been adequately studied, & the Manuel's careful exploration is a valuable addition to our understanding of the founding of the nation. Using primary manuscript sources, the work is, by turns, witty, learned, & often simply fascinating. An incomparable account of one of Revolutionary America's most elusive & fascinating figures.

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