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Author Kendall, Joshua C., 1960-

Title The forgotten founding father : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture / Joshua Kendall

Publ Info New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2010]
 CCRI-Warwick  PE64 .W5 K46 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  PE64.W5 K46 2010    AVAILABLE
1 copy ordered for CCRI-Warwick Orders on 06-23-2011.
Descript xii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [338]-345) and index
Contents George Washington's cultural attaché : the definer of American identity -- From farmboy to best-selling author. Hartford childhood and Yale manhood ; Spelling the new nation ; Traveling salesman -- Founding father. Counting his way across America ; Courtship at the Constitutional Convention ; Marriage and a turn away from words ; Editor of New York City's first daily -- Lexicographer. Setting his sights on Johnson and Johnson, Jr. ; Paterfamilias ; A lost decade ; The walking dictionary ; "More fleshy than ever before" -- Webster's after Webster : the director of defining
Note From the author of "The Man Who Made Lists" comes an absorbing biography of Noah Webster, whose name is synonymous with the dictionary he created, but whose life story is not nearly so ubiquitous
LC subject Webster, Noah, 1758-1843
Lexicographers -- United States -- Biography
English language -- United States -- Lexicography
Social reformers -- United States -- Biography
ISBN 9780399156991 (hc.)
0399156992 (hc.)