By Walter Stahr
John Jay was once a principal determine within the early historical past of the yank Republic. a brand new York attorney, born in 1745, Jay served his kingdom with the best contrast, and used to be the most influential of its Founding Fathers. during this first full-length biography of John Jay in virtually 70 years, Walter Stahr brings Jay vividly to lifestyles, atmosphere his surprising occupation opposed to the history of the yankee Revolution.
Drawing on giant new fabric, Walter Stahr has written an entire and hugely readable portrait of either the private and non-private guy. it's the tale not just of John Jay himself, the main admired native-born New Yorker of the eighteenth century, but in addition of his attractive and clever spouse, Sarah, who observed her husband on his wartime diplomatic missions. This full of life and compelling biography offers Jay within the mild he merits: as a big Founding Father, a real nationwide hero, and a number one architect of America's future.
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“Walter Stahr’s even-handed account, the 1st enormous biography of Jay in a long time, is riveting at the subject of negotiating strategies, as practiced through Adams, Jay and Franklin.”
— The Economist
“Walter Stahr writes with nice perception, and this glorious publication may still restoration Jay’s position within the pantheon of our nice Founding Fathers.”
—Walter Isaacson, writer of Benjamin Franklin: An American existence and Steve Jobs
“Stahr’s Jay is a welcome and invaluable biography.”
— The Sunday occasions (London)
“Walter Stahr, an autonomous pupil, has written a desirable, discovered and fantastically written biography of an enormous determine of the yankee Revolution, one that has been too lengthy missed. Mr. Stahr merits attention for the Pulitzer Prize for biography.”
— Washington Times
“Mr. Stahr is a superlative biographer, reporting the criticisms made from his topic after which displaying why, often, Jay knew greater than his modern critics or later historians.”
— long island Sun
“Until Walter Stahr’s most suitable new biography seemed, the newest biography of Jay was once Frank Monaghan’s John Jay: Defender of Liberty opposed to Kings and Peoples (1935), released a few seven many years ago.”
— magazine of yank History
“Walter Stahr’s very good new biography may still re-establish Jay’s status as one in all America’s nice statesmen. It portrays Jay’s existence with a stability and command of the fabric important of the subject.”
— Weekly Standard
“Stahr . . . captures either his subject’s seriousness and his considerate, affectionate part as son, husband, father and buddy. In humanizing Jay, Stahr makes him an attractive determine available to a wide readership and locations Jay once more within the corporation of America’s maximum statesmen, the place he surely belongs.”
— Publishers Weekly
“Stahr has succeeded wonderfully in his target of recuperating the popularity of John Jay as an immense founder. His biography is a competent and obviously written account [and] makes a persuasive case for together with Jay one of the first rank of innovative leaders.”
— Gordon S. wooden within the big apple evaluate of Books
“Walter Stahr has not just given us a meticulous examine of the lifetime of John Jay, yet one greatly written within the spirit of the fellow. it truly is thorough, reasonable, regularly clever, and awarded with the main scrupulous accuracy.”
— Ron Chernow, writer of Alexander Hamilton
Walter Stahr was once born in Massachusetts, grew up in Southern California, and attended the Phillips Exeter Academy, Stanford collage and Harvard legislations university. After a twenty-five yr profession as a attorney he back to his old flame, American background, to analyze and write a biography of John Jay. Stahr lives, along with his spouse Masami and young children, in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Newport seashore, California. His site is walterstahr.com.
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