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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    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...

  • The Political Trial of Benjamin Franklinby Kenneth Lawing Penegar

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    Benjamin Franklin, it seems, was a reluctant revolutionary. In tracing the course of his political transformation, this book explores the social and political understandings and misunderstandings that both sustained and divided Britain and its colonies in North America. At the center of the story is Benjamin Franklin's decision in late 1772 to... more...

  • Poorer Richard's Americaby Tom Blair; Tom Brokaw

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 17.99

    A New York Times Best Seller! For decades, Benjamin Franklin?s Poor Richard?s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflectswriting as Benjamin Franklinon what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized.... more...

  • What Would Ben Say?by Tom Blair; Tom Brokaw

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    What would Ben Franklin say if he could see us today? For decades, Benjamin Franklin?s Poor Richard?s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects?writing as Benjamin Franklin?on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures... more...

  • Franklin and Bacheby Jeffery A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Regarded by Thomas Jeffferson as "the greatest man" of the age, Benjamin Franklin was a principal force in developing the egalitarian philosophy that Jefferson came to represent. Franklin impressed his ideals on his grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, who became Jefferson's most militant journalistic ally in the fierce ideological confrontations of... more...

  • John Jayby Roben Alarcon

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing “The Federalist Papers,” which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. His mind was constantly working to make things better for the colonists both before and after independence. Franklin was also a great writer, and he contributed to both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. William Dean Howells... more...

  • A Companion to Benjamin Franklinby David Waldstreicher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 228.95 US$ 198.42

    This companion provides a comprehensive survey of the life, work and legacy of Benjamin Franklin - the oldest, most distinctive, and multifaceted of the founders. Includes contributions from across a range of academic disciplines Combines traditional and cutting-edge scholarship, from accomplished and emerging experts in the field Pays special... more...

  • American Revolution 100by Michael Lanning

    Sourcebooks, Inc. 2009; US$ 16.99

    The American Revolution 100 brings to life the monumental moments, bloody battles, and influential leaders who gave birth to a great nation. more...