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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • 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...

  • Virtue, Valor, and Vanityby Eric Burns

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    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...

  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 1.99

    ·          ?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$ 34.00

    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$ 35.00

    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... 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$ 39.99

    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...