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William Cooper's Town

Taylor, Alan

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ISBN 10: 0394580540 / ISBN 13: 9780394580548
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1996
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 549 pages, several b&w plates. Very light foxing on top edge. Else a very clean, tight copy. Record # 454046. Bookseller Inventory # 454046

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Title: William Cooper's Town

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, New York

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning story of a frontier village in the early American Republic. With 16 pages of photographs, 7 maps, and 17 tables.

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In 1786 William Cooper, determined to become a self-made gentleman of substance in post-revolutionary America, founded Cooperstown, N.Y., through a dodgy land deal. His town rose to become county seat, and Cooper became a judge and then a congressman. He lost most of the prestige he earned later, when he overstretched himself, and his local patronage weakened when he backed the Federalists against the victorious Republicans. Nonetheless, his son, James Fenimore Cooper, the early 19th century's best-selling novelist, wrote essentially a justification of his father in his third novel, The Pioneers (1823). Taylor's book--a combination of biography, personal history, social history, literary exegesis and analysis of father-son dynamics--charts the interplay between the fact and the fiction of the days when upstate New York was the frontier. William Cooper's Town won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for history.

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