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- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99
Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the three men who, perhaps more than any others, helped bring the United States into being: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Braiding three strands into one rich narrative, John Ferling brings these American icons down from their pedestals to show them as men of flesh and blood, and gives... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 18.00
In this biography, the acclaimed author of Sons of Providence , winner of the 2007 George Wash- ington Book Prize, recovers an immensely important part of the founding drama of the country in the story of Robert Morris, the man who financed Washington?s armies and the American Revolution. Morris started life in the colonies as an apprentice in a... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 14.95
The inventor, the ladies man, the affable diplomat, and the purveyor of pithy homespun wisdom: we all know the charming, resourceful Benjamin Franklin. What is less appreciated is the importance of Franklins part in the American Revolution: except for Washington he was its most irreplaceable leader. Although aged and in ill health,... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 35.00
Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named Franklin "Man of the Year" for embodying the characteristics we admire most about ourselves as Americans -- humor, irony, energy, and fresh insight. Recreating... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 16.95
George Washington. John Adams. Benjamin Franklin. These great leaders--and many others--made innumerable contributions that laid the groundwork for our nation. But who were they really ? In actuality, the founding fathers were a diverse group of men and not the homogenous collection history has shaped them into. Some were puritanical but some were... more...
- Basic Books 2011; US$ 28.00
Most Americans know Patrick Henry as a fiery speaker whose pronouncement ?Give me liberty or give me death!? rallied American defiance to the British Crown. But Henry?s skills as an orator?sharpened in the small towns and courtrooms of colonial Virginia?are only one part of his vast, but largely forgotten, legacy. As historian Thomas S. Kidd shows,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2003; Not Available
Benjamin Franklin is the Founding Father who winks at us. An ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings, he seems made of flesh rather than of marble. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography, we discover why Franklin seems to turn to us from... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 39.95
George Mason (1725-92) is often omitted from the small circle of founding fathers celebrated today, but in his service to America he was, in the words of Thomas Jefferson, "of the first order of greatness." Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive account of Mason's life at the center of the momentous events of eighteenth-century America. Mason... more...