• John Jay

  • Founding Father
  • By: Walter Stahr
  • Narrated by: Andrew Garman
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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John Jay

By: Walter Stahr
Narrated by: Andrew Garman
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Publisher's Summary

From the award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of Seward and Stanton, here is the critically acclaimed and definitive biography of John Jay: a major Founding Father, a true national hero, and a leading architect of America's future.

John Jay was a central figure in the early history of the American Republic. A New York lawyer, born in 1745, Jay served his country with the greatest distinction, and was one of the most influential of its Founding Fathers. In this first full-length biography of John Jay in almost 70 years, Walter Stahr brings Jay vividly to life, setting his astonishing career against the background of the American Revolution.

Drawing on substantial new material, Walter Stahr has written a full and highly enjoyable portrait of both the public and private man. It is the story not only of John Jay himself, the most prominent native-born New Yorker of the 18th century, but also of his engaging and intelligent wife, Sarah, who accompanied her husband on his wartime diplomatic missions. This lively and compelling biography presents Jay in the light he deserves.

©2005 Walter Stahr (P)2017 Recorded Books

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A great founding Father.

A fascinating story. I knew little of Jay. Narration was very good. I Thank you.

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Great depiction of early government

Must read for any Historian or history buffs. Author did a good job of capturing early history

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  • 02-11-22

Wow! great great man!!!

Everyone should know about great man. he did far far more for this country than just the Jay Treaty. we owe him our gratitude and honor.
READ THIS BOOK NOW!

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False Facts

The author started the book with the lie that Thomas Jefferson had relations with his slave. That lie has been debunked. I don't give space to liars.

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Solid History Course on John Jay

Gave this on 4 Stars due to its length.

This is a long one so strap in!

it could have used an editor in today's world to abbreviate some chapters but overall very well done.

it is a course on John Jay and not just a book.

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Story of a Federist

A very good story of a founding father that help excute our governing class with laws we all had to live by. Setting up tready with foreing country.