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Title Book: The Forgotten Founding Father
Author : Joshua Kendall
ISBN 10: 1101486546
ISBN 13: 9781101486542
Publisher : Penguin
Category : Biography & Autobiography / Historical
Languages : en
Pages : 416
File Type : PDF EPUB DOCX TEXT
File Size : 49,7 Mb
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Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Now acclaimed author of The Man Who Made Lists, Joshua Kendall sheds new light on Webster's life, and his far-reaching influence in establishing the American nation.

Webster hobnobbed with various Founding Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started New York's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of America were anything but unified-and his dictionary of American English is a testament to that.