William Cooper's Town
WILLIAM COOPER’S TOWN
One of our founder’s favorites, this Pulitzer Prize-winner is set before, during and after the American Revolution. A captivating page-turner, it’s the story of James Fenimore Cooper’s father, who emerged from humble origins to become a wealthy land speculator, congressman and judge. He was also a high-handed developer who rose to acclaim (and later fell from grace) after founding Cooperstown in what was previously the wilderness of upstate New York. In 576 fascinating pages, this nonﬁction paper- back dramatizes the clash between gentility and democracy, a struggle resolved through revolution. Penned by James Fenimore Cooper.