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By Walter Stahr

John Jay was once a imperative determine within the early historical past of the yank Republic. a brand new York attorney, born in 1745, Jay served his state with the best contrast, and used to be probably the most influential of its Founding Fathers. during this first full-length biography of John Jay in nearly 70 years, Walter Stahr brings Jay vividly to lifestyles, environment his staggering profession opposed to the historical past of the yankee Revolution.

Drawing on great new fabric, Walter Stahr has written an entire and hugely readable portrait of either the private and non-private guy. it's the tale not just of John Jay himself, the main well-known native-born New Yorker of the eighteenth century, but in addition of his enticing and clever spouse, Sarah, who observed her husband on his wartime diplomatic missions. This energetic and compelling biography offers Jay within the mild he merits: as an immense Founding Father, a real nationwide hero, and a number one architect of America's future.

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“Walter Stahr’s even-handed account, the 1st titanic biography of Jay in a long time, is riveting at the topic of negotiating strategies, as practiced via Adams, Jay and Franklin.”
— The Economist

“Walter Stahr writes with nice perception, and this excellent e-book should still restoration Jay’s position within the pantheon of our nice Founding Fathers.”
—Walter Isaacson, writer of Benjamin Franklin: An American lifestyles and Steve Jobs

“Stahr’s Jay is a welcome and precious biography.”
— The Sunday occasions (London)

“Walter Stahr, an self sufficient pupil, has written a desirable, discovered and fantastically written biography of an enormous determine of the yankee Revolution, one that has been too lengthy missed. Mr. Stahr merits attention for the Pulitzer Prize for biography.”
— Washington Times

“Mr. Stahr is a superlative biographer, reporting the criticisms made up of his topic after which exhibiting why, regularly, Jay knew greater than his modern critics or later historians.”
— ny Sun

“Until Walter Stahr’s most suitable new biography seemed, the latest biography of Jay used to be Frank Monaghan’s John Jay: Defender of Liberty opposed to Kings and Peoples (1935), released a few seven many years ago.”
— magazine of yankee History

“Walter Stahr’s very good new biography may still re-establish Jay’s status as certainly one of America’s nice statesmen. It portrays Jay’s lifestyles with a stability and command of the cloth priceless of the subject.”
— Weekly Standard

“Stahr . . . captures either his subject’s seriousness and his considerate, affectionate aspect as son, husband, father and good friend. In humanizing Jay, Stahr makes him an attractive determine obtainable to a wide readership and areas Jay once more within the corporation of America’s maximum statesmen, the place he surely belongs.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Stahr has succeeded wonderfully in his objective of recuperating the recognition of John Jay as a big founder. His biography is a competent and obviously written account [and] makes a persuasive case for together with Jay one of the first rank of innovative leaders.”
— Gordon S. wooden within the ny evaluate of Books

“Walter Stahr has not just given us a meticulous examine of the lifetime of John Jay, yet one a great deal written within the spirit of the fellow. it's thorough, reasonable, always clever, and awarded with the main scrupulous accuracy.”
— Ron Chernow, writer of Alexander Hamilton

Walter Stahr was once born in Massachusetts, grew up in Southern California, and attended the Phillips Exeter Academy, Stanford college and Harvard legislations institution. After a twenty-five yr occupation as a legal professional he lower back to his old flame, American heritage, to investigate and write a biography of John Jay. Stahr lives, together with his spouse Masami and teenagers, in Exeter, New Hampshire, and Newport seashore, California. His site is

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Mr. ” — Washington Times “Mr. ” — Journal of American History “Walter Stahr’s excellent new biography should re-establish Jay’s standing as one of America’s great statesmen. ” — Weekly Standard “Stahr . . captures both his subject’s seriousness and his thoughtful, affectionate side as son, husband, father and friend. ” — Publishers Weekly “Walter Stahr has not only given us a meticulous study of the life of John Jay, but one very much written in the spirit of the man. ” — Walter Isaacson, author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life Introduction ON A FINE SPRING DAY in April 1789, on the balcony of Federal Hall in New York City, George Washington was sworn in as the first President of the United States.

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