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

By Andrea Wulf. Publisher: Knopf


Wulf argues that the passion for horticulture shared by Washington, Adams, Jefferson, and Madison profoundly influenced the shape of American governance in this exceedingly well-researched, dynamic, and insightful history.




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The Adult Books editors have selected the following titles as representative of the year’s outstanding books for public-library collections. Our scope has been intentionally broad, and we have attempted to find books that combine literary, intellectual, and aesthetic excellence with popular appeal.
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