John Jay: Founding Father

John Jay: Founding Father

John Jay was one of America's greatest Founding Fathers. Drawing on substantial new material, Walter Stahr has written a full and highly readable portrait of both the public and the private man....

Title:John Jay: Founding Father
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780826418791
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  • Diana Long

    George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and John Jay known as the “Founding Fathers”. In this work the author brings to life the hist...

  • Brian Willis

    Jay is often considered a footnote in history for the passing amateur scholar, the first Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. His life is not often chronicled; this biography doesn't unearth any j...

  • Andy Miller

    I learned from this thoroughly researched and comprehensive biography of John Jay. The author, Walter Stahr, persuasively argues that Jay's contributions to the founding of our country are not suffici...

  • Steven Peterson

    This is a fine biography of one of this country's Founders--John Jay. I have read biographies of many of the Founder--from Sam Adams to John Adams to James Madison to George Washington to Thomas Jeffe...

  • Pete daPixie

    J.J.'s biography by Mr Stahr was a very enjoyable read, even if it was written by a lawyer about a lawyer.The book took me through American Independence and the Continental Congress and Jay's key role...

  • Jeffrey Blake

    an excellent biography of this often overlooked and less revered founding father, and the first in nearly 7 decades. Well researched and dispassionate....

  • Joshua

    Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Schuyler, Greene, Hamilton, and Hancock are just a few names that will surface in nearly any book about the American Revolution. And why shouldn’t they? These...

  • Joseph Wycoff

    John Jay once advised his son, “Few books (if properly read) afford more useful lessons than the lives of great men.” Unfortunately for Walter Stahr, Jay does not warrant inclusion in the revoluti...

  • David Hill

    I have a few lifetime reading projects: WWII in general, whole-life presidential biographies, early Colorado history, notable Supreme Court justices, Russian leaders, American founding fathers. This b...

  • Quinby6696 Frank

    Stahr's book is meticulously researched and I was happy to learn so much about John Jay - a Founding Father sadly unappreciated by history. Jay played a major role in early New York politics, was the ...