The forgotten founding father : Noah Webster's obsession and the creation of an American culture by
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Publication Date: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010.
George Washington's cultural attaché : the definer of American identity -- From farmboy to best-selling author. Hartford childhood and Yale manhood ; Spelling the new nation ; Traveling salesman -- Founding father. Counting his way across America ; Courtship at the Constitutional Convention ; Marriage and a turn away from words ; Editor of New York City's first daily -- Lexicographer. Setting his sights on Johnson and Johnson, Jr. ; Paterfamilias ; A lost decade ; The walking dictionary ; "More fleshy than ever before" -- Webster's after Webster : the director of defining.