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ISBN: 080710695X
Author: Dumas Malone,Robert Allen Rutland
Language: English
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press (1980)
Pages: 123
Category: Regional U.S.
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.3
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Only 15 left in stock (more on the way). In his foreword to this brief book, Dumas Malone, the biographer of Jefferson, notes what a shame this is: 'More than any other single American, except possibly Thomas Jefferson, whom in some sense he anticipated, George Mason may be regarded as the herald of this new era ; and in our own age, when the rights of individual human beings.

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George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America's crucial formative years. His Virginia Declaration of Rights provided a sense of purpose and direction to the rebellious colonies, and his vigorous insistence on the protection of personal liberties in the Constitution is reflected in the document's first ten amendments, the Bill of Rights. In a concise, cogently written biography, a distinguished historian restores the reluctant statesman to his proper place in the pantheon of America's greatest citizens. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

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In a forward to Robert A. Rutland's book George Mason Reluctant Statesman, Dumas Malone has this to say about Mason's contributions: He was the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which was adopted three. Rutland's book George Mason Reluctant Statesman, Dumas Malone has this to say about Mason's contributions: He was the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which was adopted three weeks before the national Declaration of Independence; and in this he charted the rights of human beings much more fully than Jefferson did in the immortal but necessarily compressed paragraph in the more famous document

George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America's crucial formative years.

Book Format: Paperback. George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America's crucial formative years.

george mason reluctant statesman. com User, July 14, 2005. In an era when Americans seem to be quickly losing touch with their own history, one of the greatest crimes of all is that the name of George Mason has faded into almost complete obscurity (if there weren't a university named after him in Virginia, how much worse would it be?). In his foreword to this brief book, Dumas Malone, the biographer.

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Vivados
This book gives good insight to Founding Father George Mason. His clear disdain for politics and politicians overall is understandable as author Robert Rutland skillfully explains the time and circumstances. Overall a well written book that offers additional views of Mason's brilliance and impatience with those slow to come around to his insistence upon a bill of rights for protection of personal liberties.
Dianalmeena
Great book to learn how our Bill of Rights came into being
Pumpit
This short work functions as both biography and analysis of the accomplishments of Framer George Mason. For those interested in learning more about the man whose ideas inspired the US Bill of Rights, this is a great place to start. One of the nice features of this book is that it is written by a historian who believes in writing well--it is much more than a collection of facts and dates. As a short work, it should not be considered a full biography or analysis of Mason's accomplishments. However, in what is often a difficult task, the author provides an excellent summary of the life and work of probably the most important Framer who is the least well known.
from earth
Everyone should read,
Fordrekelv
I loved this book as an introduction to George Mason. You'll walk away understanding more than the size of the book may cause you to believe at first. Mason's contribution to our ideas of Life and Liberty and what American government should comprise are unparalleled. He was first and foremost a man of character and deep learning. Historians have judged him by neglecting him though there is a 3 volume collection of his letters. Available on Amazon. But in the final say, Mason was not a politician as near all the other Founders were. He was preeminently a homely, family man, a simple, human man who followed his learning with his conscience and stood aside from history when he saw it winding its cluttered path away from him and his fundamental beliefs. He was the Intellectual Father of the fundamental beliefs of this country. He wrote first the fundamental thoughts we still strive to live by. So I heartily recommend this book as a starting point to learn about him.
Steelcaster
In an era when Americans seem to be quickly losing touch with their own history, one of the greatest crimes of all is that the name of George Mason has faded into almost complete obscurity (if there weren't a university named after him in Virginia, how much worse would it be?).
In his foreword to this brief book, Dumas Malone, the biographer of Jefferson, notes what a shame this is: 'More than any other single American, except possibly Thomas Jefferson, whom in some sense he anticipated, George Mason may be regarded as the herald of this new era [of declarations of rights]; and in our own age, when the rights of individual human beings are being challenged by totalitarianism around the world, men can still find inspiration in his noble words.'
Biographies of Mason, the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights (which inspired, among other things, the US Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen) are woefully few. Rutland's short book is a fine and easily digestible introduction to the man, his times, and his impact upon history. The value of that is hard to overstate.
Malhala
This book is better than nothing. Unfortunately that's its competition on this subject matter. Perhaps due to his privacy, or maybe his limited time as a public official, very little is written about George Mason. That's a shame really, as he put the liberty movement in the colonies to words.

'Reluctant Statesman' is a mere 110 pages (with large print and illustrations no less!). The saddest part of all, is that this is probably overkill for the limited amount of information contained within those pages. Reading this book won't give you much more than a quick glance at an encyclopedia entry would.

I'd recommend this book to anyone looking for a brief introduction to Mason. Just be forewarned, this is only a brief introduction and nothing more.
This is an accessible introduction to George Mason, a Revolutionary Virginian of lesser fame. The book is very short and the print rather large, making this an easy read. Robert Rutland dwells mostly on Mason's public life, only hinting at his private life. Like Jefferson, Mason was a slaveholder who abhorred slavery (he wished the Constitutional Convention had abolished it), but Rutland leaves this paradox unexplored. For those of a scholarly bent, the book lacks footnotes. Mason was the moving force behind Virginia's Declaration of Rights, and, for that reason alone, is quite significant. Any person wishing to learn more about him will find this book a good place to start.

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