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Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation

By: Andrea Wulf

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vintage: April 2012

Seller ID: 17464

ISBN: 0307390683

Condition: New


For the Founding Fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions: a conjoined interest as deeply ingrained in their characters as the battle for liberty and a belief in the greatness of their new nation. "Founding Gardeners" is an exploration of that obsession, telling the story of the revolutionary generation from the unique perspective of their lives as gardeners, plant hobbyists, and farmers. Acclaimed historian Andrea Wulf describes how George Washington wrote letters to his estate manager even as British warships gathered off Staten Island; how a tour of English... View more info