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  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409022572
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
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The Founding Gardeners

How the Revolutionary Generation created an American Eden




The New York Times bestseller - a unique portrait of the founding fathers, exploring how their passion for gardens and nature influenced the birth of the American nation.

A follow-up to Andrea Wulf's award-winning and critically acclaimed history of British gardening, this is the story of how George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison's passion for nature, plants, agriculture and gardens shaped the birth of America.

Through a series of vignettes spanning the Declaration of Independence to the death of Adams and Jefferson exactly fifty years to the day afterwards, these stories that weave the political, the personal and the botanical and are in turns funny, fascinating and moving. The Founding Gardeners shows that it is impossible to understand these visionary men and the American nation without considering their love of gardening.

  • Published: 15 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409022572
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400
Categories:

About the author

Andrea Wulf

Andrea Wulf was born in India and moved to Germany as a child. She trained as a design historian at the Royal College of Art and is the author of The Brother Gardeners (longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize 2008 and winner of the American Horticultural Society 2010 Book Award), The Founding Gardeners, Chasing Venus and the co-author (with Emma Gieben-Gamal) of This Other Eden: Seven Great Gardens and 300 Years of English History. She has written for The New York Times, the Guardian, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times and many others. She lives in London.

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Praise for The Founding Gardeners

EXCELLENT... Wulf writes enthrallingly. Wonderfully illuminating and readable

Daily Telegraph

ENGROSSING... excellent ... fascinating... a timely and passionate book

Guardian

WONDERFULLY ENGAGING... Her knack for description is marvelous

TLS

A GREAT ACHIEVEMENT... Excellent [and] riveting

Country Life

SUPERB...this book will fascinate anyone interested in gardening, agriculture or American history.

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