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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • The Inventorby Melissa Settle

    Shell Education 2005; US$ 6.99

    This script is based on the true story of the life of Benjamin Franklin. As a boy, Franklin becomes an apprentice to a printer, but questions about science spark his curiosity. He later becomes one of the most famous and important American inventors. The science connection is inventions and inventors. more...

  • El inventorby Melissa A. Settle

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 6.99

    This script is based on the true story of the life of Benjamin Franklin. As a boy, Franklin becomes an apprentice to a printer, but questions about science spark his curiosity. He later becomes one of the most famous and important American inventors. The science connection is inventions and inventors. 24pp. more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Jeanne Dustman

    Shell Education 2011; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin was born when America was young. As a young man, he had many new ideas. When he had a new idea, he put it into action. He liked inventing things, too. Later in life, he became known as a great writer. Come follow the busy life of Benjamin Franklin—a thinker, an inventor, and a true American leader. 32 pages more...

  • The Making of a Patriotby Sheila Skemp

    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...

  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s 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...

  • Alexander Hamiltonby Lawrence S. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    Of all of the Founding Fathers of the American republic none, with the possible exception of Thomas Jefferson, has evoked more passions and aroused more controversy than Alexander Hamilton. In this absorbing new biography, eminent historian Lawrence Kaplan examines Hamilton's conception of America's role in the world and the foreign policies that... more...

  • Niccolò Machiavelli: Der Fürstby Otfried Höffe

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 694.00

    Im Jahr 2013 feiern die gelehrte und die politische Welt den 500. Jahrestag des Erscheinens von "Der Fürst (Il Principe)". Ohne Übertreibung kann man diese Schrift von Niccolò Machiavelli als einen der großen Schlüsseltexte in der Geschichte der politischen Philosophie bezeichnen. Nach dem schon geflügelten Ausdruck ?Machiavellismus? soll sich Machiavelli... more...

  • The Traumatic Colonelby Michael J. Drexler; Ed White

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In American political fantasy, the Founding Fathers loom large, at once historical and mythical figures. In The Traumatic Colonel , Michael J. Drexler and Ed White examine the Founders as imaginative fictions, characters in the specifically literary sense, whose significance emerged from narrative elements clustered around them. From the revolutionary... more...

  • Virtue, Valor, and Vanityby Eric Burns

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Washington, Adams, Henry, Jefferson, Franklin, and Hamilton: their ambitions, intrigues, and jealousies shaped the birth of the nation, but they overcame their foibles and imperfections to throw off the chains of tyranny and form a more perfect union. We think of them now as faces on money or statues on pedestals, and, as Burns illustrates in luminous... more...

  • Benjamin Franklin's Intellectual Worldby Paul E. Kerry; Matthew S. Holland; Carla Mulford; Simon P. Newman; Jurgen Overhoff; Lorraine Pangle; Jerry Weinberger; Michael Zuckerman

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2012; US$ 69.99

    The essays in this volume explore how Franklin's political and philosophical thinking was informed, while examining the deep appeal that Franklin has had on generation after generation of Americans. more...