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  • Mr. Presidentby Ray Raphael

    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...

  • Constitutional Mythsby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2013; US$ 17.99

    Americans on both sides of the aisle love to reference the Constitution as the ultimate source of truth. But which truth? What did the framers really have in mind? In a book that author R.B. Bernstein calls essential reading,? acclaimed historian Ray Raphael places the Constitution in its historical context, dispensing little-known facts and debunking... more...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    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 Raphael?s trademark wit and flair, Founding Myths exposed the errors and inventions in America?s most cherished tales, from Paul Revere?s famous ride to Patrick Henry?s ?Liberty or Death?... more...

  • A People's History of the American Revolutionby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Upon its first publication in 2001 as the inaugural volume in The New Press People?s History series, edited by the late Howard Zinn, Ray Raphael?s magisterial A People?s History of the American Revolution was hailed by Fresh Air as relentlessly aggressive and unsentimental.? With impeccable skill, Raphael presented a wide array of fascinating... more...

  • The U.S. Constitution: The Citizen's Annotated Editionby Ray Raphael

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 1.99

    A Vintage Shorts Original Selection As Khizr Khan dramatically demonstrated at this year?s Democratic National Convention, the U.S. Constitution is the central point of reference in our political debates?the bedrock document from which we derive our policies on topics as diverse and galvanizing as immigration, gun ownership, voting rights, taxation,... more...

  • Foundersby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2009; US$ 21.99

    Washington, Franklin, Jefferson, Hamilton, Adams, and Madisontogether 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...

  • Founding Mythsby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2006; US$ 15.95

    Ray Raphael has taught at a one-room public high school, Humboldt State University, and College of the Redwoods. His twelve books include A People?s History of the American Revolution and The First American Revolution (both available from The New Press). more...

  • The First American Revolutionby Ray Raphael

    The New Press 2011; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • The Spirit of 74by Ray Raphael; Marie Raphael

    The New Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Americans know about the Boston Tea Party and the shot heard ?round the world,? but sixteen months divided these two iconic events, a period that has nearly been lost to history. The Spirit of '74 fills in this gap in our nation?s founding narrative, showing how in these mislaid months, step by step, real people made a revolution. After the Tea... more...

  • Revolutionary Foundersby Alfred F. Young; Ray Raphael; Gary Nash

    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...

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