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- Regnery Publishing 2011; US$ 19.95
In his lifetime, Benjamin Franklin was celebrated all over the Western world. And with good reason, says award-winning biographer James Srodes in his riveting, comprehensively researched portrait of a man he calls ?the essential Founding Father.? Having plumbed archives and other sources neglected by previous biographers, Srodes debunks numerous... more...
- LSU Press 2012; US$ 38.00
One of the most eccentric and accomplished politicians in all of American history, John Randolph (1773?1833) led a life marked by controversy. The long-serving Virginia congressman and architect of Southern conservatism grabbed headlines with his prescient comments, public brawls, and clashes with every president from John Adams to Andrew Jackson.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 75.00
This text collects quotations, passages and documents attributed to America's six essential founders. Topics covered include liberty, religion, revolution, republican government, the constitution, education, commerce, class, war and peace, and the disenfranchised (slaves, Native Americans and women). Each of the book's quotations is sourced... more...
- LSU Press 1980; US$ 17.95
George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America?s crucial formative years. His Virginia Declaration of Rights provided a sense of purpose and direction to the rebellious colonies, and his vigorous insistence on the protection of personal liberties in the Constitution is reflected in the document?s first ten amendments,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00
In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 26.99
This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. He contested for power with... more...
- HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99
In Founding Mothers , Cokie Roberts paid homage to the heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create a new nation. Now the number one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator—praised in USA Today as a "custodian of time-honored values"—continues the story of early America's influential... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 13.99
Here is a concise, scholarly, yet accessible overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as "the Founding Fathers"--who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic "philosopher-kings" as American or world history has ever seen. In The Founding Fathers... more...