Of all the historians of early America, Gordon Wood is my favorite. His book The Radicalism of the American Revolution was one of the many driving forces that led me to develop a deep love of early American history. And as wonderful as his Pulitzer Prize-winning book was, it looks like Wood's new book, Empire of Liberty is going to be even better. It has already caused some major waves throughout the historical community and it looks to be a surefire "classic" in the study of early American history.
Here is a recent interview with Wood on his new book: