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eBook Founding Gardners (Unabridged) ePub

by Andrea Wulf,Antonia Bath

  • ISBN: 0307881229
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  • Author: Andrea Wulf,Antonia Bath
  • Publisher: Books on Tape (2011)
  • ePub book: 1577 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1763 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
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Antonia Bath (Narrator), Andrea Wulf (Author), Random House Audio .

Antonia Bath (Narrator), Andrea Wulf (Author), Random House Audio (Publisher) & 0 more. Wulf tells of Benjamin Franklin's early certainty that America's future rested on it's "endless horizons, fertile soil and floral abundance" - a belief, she states, "became the perfect articulation of a distant national identity - of a country that was young and strong.

Antonia Bath’s crisp and energetic reading of Andrea Wulf’s splendid history of the gardens of the Founding Fathers .

Antonia Bath’s crisp and energetic reading of Andrea Wulf’s splendid history of the gardens of the Founding Fathers will enthrall even those who aren’t gardening buffs. Bath keeps pace with a text that is heavily factual yet elegant in its phrasing, precise but in no way pretty or pedantic.

Founding Gardeners (Knopf 2011) Andrea Wulf Andrea Wulf lives in London, her degree is from London Royal College .

Founding Gardeners (Knopf 2011) Andrea Wulf Andrea Wulf lives in London, her degree is from London Royal College of Art, so it seems that her perspective on the Founding Fathers come from both sides of the Atlantic. Her point is that gardening, farming, within our huge expanse of untame nature was integral with our founding fathers’ confidence in that we could become a nation independent of Britain.

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.

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Written by Andrea Wulf, Audiobook narrated by Antonia Bath. Narrated by: Antonia Bath. Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins. Categories: History, American.

Written by Andrea Wulf, narrated by Antonia Bath. The Founding Gardeners shows that it is impossible to understand these visionary men and the American nation without considering their love of gardening.

In her engrossing new book Andrea Wulf takes the gardens of four of the founding fathers over a period of. .

In her engrossing new book Andrea Wulf takes the gardens of four of the founding fathers over a period of about 40 years, interweaving political life with events at home as each strove to express their political ideals through garden-making. This is a timely and passionate book, with resonances beyond today's legion of new gardeners, worrying about the cost in air miles of the food they eat. Wulf traces the birth of the modern environmental movement back beyond Thoreau and Muir to the founding fathers' passion for nature and plants, and in particular to a speech by Madison in 1818.

Andrea Wulf reveals for the first time this aspect of the revolutionary generation. She describes how, even as British ships gathered off Staten Island, George Washington wrote his estate manager about the garden at Mount Vernon; how a tour of English gardens renewed Thomas Jefferson’s and John Adams’s faith in their fledgling nation; how a trip to the great botanist John Bartram’s garden helped the delegates of the Constitutional Congress break their deadlock

In ‘Founding Gardeners,’ she neatly continues the historical thread of the previous work: its blend of history and gardening is as interestingly written as befor. xtraordinary book, The Martha Vineyard’s Times. The reader's reward is a fresh appreciation for the talents, vision and energy of the men who shaped their farms and gardens.