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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • 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...

  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 21.25

    ·          ?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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Alexander Hamiltonby Joseph A. Murray

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 32.00

    Alexander Hamilton: America?s Forgotten Founder describes the character and achievements of a man who was instrumental in casting the form of our government and especially its strong financial structure. His financial innovations renewed the public credit when war debts threatened to swamp the fledgling economy, provided a stable currency system and... more...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 14.00

    Written initially to guide his son, Benjamin Franklin?s autobiography is a lively, spellbinding account of his unique and eventful life, now a classic of world literature that is sure to inspire and delight readers everywhere. Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer,... more...

  • Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin.by Benjamin Franklin

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    WITH ILLUSTRATIONS by E. BOYD SMITH, EDITED by FRANK WOODWORTH PINE.This is an electronic edition of the complete book. This book features the table of contents linked to every chapter, illustration, and footnote. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on... more...

  • The First Americanby H.W. Brands

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    National Bestseller  He was the foremost American of his day, yet today he is little more than a mythic caricature in the public imagination. Benjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor,... more...

  • Franklin in His Own Timeby Kevin J. Hayes; Isabelle Bour

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 27.95

    In his time Benjamin Franklin (1706?1790) was the most famous American in the world. Even those personally unacquainted with the man knew him as the author of Poor Richard?s Almanack , as a pioneer in the study of electricity and a major figure in the American Enlightenment, as the creator of such life-changing innovations as the lightning rod and... more...

  • Gallatinby Nicholas Dungan

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 34.00

    You won?t find his portrait on our currency anymore and his signature isn?t penned on the Constitution, but former statesman Albert Gallatin (1761-1849) contributed immeasurably to the formation of America. Gallatin was the first president of the council of New York University and his name lives on at NYU?s Gallatin School of Individualized Study,... more...