Format:
Book
Author:
Kukla, Jon, 1948- author.
Title:
Patrick Henry : champion of liberty / Jon Kukla.
Edition:
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Publisher, Date:
New York : Simon and Schuster, 2017.
©2017
Description:
xiv, 541 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
An authoritative biography of founding father Patrick Henry that restores him to his important place in our history and explains the formative influence on his thought and character of Virginia, where he lived all his life.
Subjects:
Henry, Patrick, 1736-1799.
Governors -- Virginia -- Biography.
Legislators -- Virginia -- Biography.
Virginia -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783.
Genre:
Biographies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-522) and index.
Contents:
A serious loss -- Totopotomoy Creek -- Decade o fmisfortunes -- The Parsons' Cause -- Visit to Williamsburg -- Scandal and protest -- The stamp act -- Europeans or Africans? -- Organizing resistance -- Good and evil -- Hurrying toward a crisis -- Congress in Philadelphia -- Blows must decide -- Liberty or death -- Gunpowder -- Commander in chief -- Norfolk destroyed -- A free and independent state -- Visitors at Scotchtown -- War to win -- Making peace -- Governor again -- The new Consititution -- We the states -- Amendments and abolition -- For the defense -- Last call.
LCCN:
2016027735
ISBN:
9781439190814
143919081X
Other Number:
951833413
System Availability:
6
Current Holds:
0
# Local items:
6
Control Number:
1317072
Call Number:
B H523KU 2017
Course Reserves:
0
# Local items in:
5
# System items in:
5