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- New Press, The 2009; US$ 21.95
Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Madison?together they are best known as an intimate cadre of daring, brilliant men credited with our nation?s founding. But does this group tell the whole story? In his widely praised new history of the roots of American patriotism, celebrated author Ray Raphael expands the historical canvas to... more...
- New Press, The 2006; US$ 15.95
With wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in thirteen of America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death? speech. Exploring the dynamic intersection between history-making and story-making, award-winning author and historian Ray Raphael shows how these fictions?conceived... more...
- DK Publishing 2011; US$ 18.95
Essential reading for anyone interested in the leaders who shaped our nation. Popular interest in the Founding Fathers has surged over the past decade and is beginning to rival interest in the Civil War. People are increasingly looking back to the generation that invented this country's political ideas and institutions for help in today's complex... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 15.95
According to the traditional telling, the American Revolution began with ?the shot heard round the world.? Now in paperback, Ray Raphael?s The First American Revolution uses the wide-angle lens of a people?s historian to tell a surprising new story of America?s revolutionary struggle. In the years before the battle of Lexington and Concord, local... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
The little-known story of the dramatic political maneuverings and personalities behind the creation of the office of the president, with ramifications that continue to this day. On June 1, 1787, when the Federal Convention first talked of establishing a new executive branch, James Wilson moved that ?the Executive consist of a single person.? To... more...
- New Press, The 2013; US$ 26.95
Americans of late have taken to waving the Constitution in the air and proclaiming, "The founders were on MY side! See, it?s all right here!" But these phantom constitutions bear little relation to the historical one. By entering the world of the Constitution?s framers, and experiencing it one day after the next as they did, Ray Raphael helps us... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 25.95
The best single-volume history of the Revolution I have read. ?Howard Zinn The first major effort to tell the history of the American Revolution from the often overlooked standpoints of its everyday participants, A People?s History of the American Revolution is a highly accessible narrative of the wartime experience that brings in the stories... more...
- New Press, The 2014;
First published ten years ago, award-winning historian Ray Raphael?s Founding Myths has since established itself as a landmark of historical myth-busting. With the author?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposes the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s “Liberty or Death?... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95
In twenty-two original essays, leading historians reveal the radical impulses at the founding of the American Republic. Here is a fresh new reading of the American Revolution that gives voice and recognition to a generation of radical thinkers and doers whose revolutionary ideals outstripped those of the Founding Fathers. While the Founding Fathers... more...