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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    ·          ?A 'must-read' for anyone interested in the birth of America.? ? Howard Markel, author of An Anatomy of Addiction ·          ?Reminds us that debates over health care are nothing new in America.? ? Jonathan D. Sarna, author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews ?Lucid, accessible prose.? ? Alan M. Kraut, author of Goldberger?s... more...

  • Alexander Hamiltonby Lawrence S. Kaplan

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 35.99

    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$ 26.49

    In this series the most important works in the history of philosophy are discussed with cooperative commentary from internationally renowned philosophers. Each volume contains 12 to 15 essays, and follows the organizational structure of the discussed philosophical work. Essential reading for students and academics alike, the series elucidates... more...

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

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2012; US$ 42.99

    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...

  • Franklin on Franklinby Paul M. Zall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ends in 1758, some thirty years before he died. Those three decades included some of the statesman's greatest triumphs, yet instead of including them in his memoir, Franklin spent the years continually revising his original text. Paul Zall has created a new autobiographical account of Franklin's entire life. By... more...

  • The Wisest Council in the Worldby John R. Vile; William Pierce

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Of all the written portraits of the delegates who attended the Federal Convention of 1787, few are as complete and compelling as those penned by William Pierce Jr. (1753–89), one of four delegates from Georgia. While at the convention or shortly thereafter, Pierce produced character sketches of fifty-three of the fifty-five delegates. Although... more...

  • The Making of a Continental Financial Systemby Vitor Gaspar

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 9.00

    Alexander Hamilton was the first U.S. Treasury Secretary from 1789 to 1795. When he started, the Federal Government was in default. During his tenure, U.S. Treasuries became the ultimate safe asset. He successfully managed expectations, achieved debt service reduction, and stabilized financial panics. He delivered sound public finances and financial... more...

  • The Many Faces of Alexander Hamiltonby Douglas Ambrose; Robert W. T. Martin

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 26.00

    Revolutionary War officer, co-author of the Federalist Papers, our first Treasury Secretary, Thomas Jefferson?s nemesis, and victim of a fatal duel with Aaron Burr: Alexander Hamilton has been the focus of debate from his day to ours. On the one hand, Hamilton was the quintessential Founding Father, playing a central role in every key debate and event... more...

  • Envoy to the Terrorby Melanie R. Miller

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    The story of Gouverneur Morris, the brilliant and unconventional Founding Father from New York, is a forgotten jewel in the crown of early American national history. Although he was an important contributor to our Constitution, Morris has generally received little respect or attention from historians. The reason for this long indifference lies primarily... more...

  • The Quotable Founding Fathersby Buckner Melton Jr

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 21.95

    No group is quoted?and misquoted?more often than America?s founders. When a political controversy heats up, the nation?s speechwriters, politicians, reporters, editorial writers, and talking heads try to influence the debate by quoting their words. Year in and year out, teachers and political buffs look to their wisdom to illuminate the issues. How... more...