“Three mini-bios in one. Winston Groom did a great job staying ‘big picture’ in showing how Alexander Hamilton, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson differed yet worked together to set the foundation to make us a great nation. When I saw it was narrated by George Guidall, I didn't hesitate to get the audiobook because he is one of the best!”
Jennifer, Walls of Books of Oviedo
In this masterful narrative, historian Winston Groom transports readers to the world of the American Revolution, where bold ideas, improbable events, and three extraordinary characters led to the remarkable birth of the country we know today. When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained a stupendous problem: establishing a workable democratic government in the vast, newly independent country. Groom tells the unique story of how three brilliant menJohn Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamiltonemerged from a population of just five million to build the very foundation of the United States. With skill and subtlety, Groom shines an unparalleled light on the differing personalities, life circumstances, and political policies that caused frequent animosity among each of these three founders: Adams, the brilliant, dour New Englander; Jefferson, the aristocratic southern renaissance man; and Hamilton, an immigrant from the Caribbean island of Nevis. While all served in George Washingtons first cabinetand all shared the ultimate goal of liberty and freedomtheir excitement was often strained by deep antagonisms, many of which bear a striking resemblance to the intense political polarization of today. The drama of the American Revolution is the greatest stage yet for Grooms signature storytelling panache. Offering rare insight into these larger-than-life characters, he draws on extensive correspondence, epic tales of war, and the rich histories of their day-to-day interactions to tell the astonishing story of how three menpatriots, rivals, and ultimately friendsput aside their differences to create a great nation.