The Secret Loves of the Founding Fathers Author:Charles Callan Tansill My main purpose in writing this book is to humanize our founding fathers without demeaning them.I have chosen to write about an illustrious quintet Washington,Franklin,Jefferson,Gouverneur Morris,and Hamilton. I first thought of writing this book several decades ago when I was teaching a course in American biography at American University.My mai... more »n purpose was to instill a feeling of warm patriotism in them,but I noticed that their interest would wane a little if I tried to make our founding fathers into plaster saints.Apparently-and hence the orientation of this book- they wished me to humanize them without demeaning them.
I noticed that this "little dust of harm,"sprinkled during my lectures on the founding fathers,instantly awakened class interest in them and made my course in American biography a shining success. I hope this same "little dust of harm" in the chapters of this book will awaken a similar interest in readers and will make this small volume, like my lectures,a "a shining success."« less