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

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

Label
The forgotten founding father : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture
Title
The forgotten founding father
Title remainder
Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture
Statement of responsibility
Joshua Kendall
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kendall, Joshua C.
Dewey number
  • 423.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Webster, Noah
  • Lexicographers
  • English language
  • Social reformers
Label
The forgotten founding father : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture, Joshua Kendall
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 355 p.
Isbn
9780399156991
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2010015254
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn607084945
  • 420387
  • (OCoLC)607084945
Label
The forgotten founding father : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture, Joshua Kendall
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 355 p.
Isbn
9780399156991
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2010015254
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • ocn607084945
  • 420387
  • (OCoLC)607084945

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