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- University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 34.95
A Scots-Irish immigrant, James McHenry determined to make something of his life. Trained as a physician, he joined the American Revolution when war broke out. He then switched to a more military role, serving on the staffs of George Washington and Lafayette. He entered government after the war and served in the Maryland Senate and in the Continental... more...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00
Before the advent of modern antibiotics, ones life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence 1was read aloud to a crowd gathered outside the Pennsylvania State House. It was engrossed on vellum later in the month, and delegates began signing the finely penned document in early August. The man who read the Declaration and later embossed it--the man with perhaps the most famous penmanship in American... more...
- Sourcebooks 2013; US$ 12.99
"It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones."?George Washington Filled with more than 220 quotes from America's most influential founders, The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the leaders who forged a new country based on their beliefs of freedom and liberty. Discover their... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 14.99
Women of the Constitution follows in the footsteps of the 1912 work devoted to biographical sketches of the spouses of the signers of the Declaration of Independence (later reprinted in 1997 by WallBuilders as The Wives of the Signers ). Women of the Constitution will be the first work devoted exclusively to providing brief biographies... more...
- Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95
As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self?made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller... 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 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99
On January 29, 1774, Benjamin Franklin was called to appear before the Privy Council--a select group of the King's advisors--in an octagonal-shaped room in Whitehall Palace known as the Cockpit. Spurred by jeers and applause from the audience in the Cockpit, Solicitor General Alexander Wedderburn unleashed a withering tirade against Franklin. Though... 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...