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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 22.10

    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...

  • A Companion to Benjamin Franklinby David Waldstreicher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 221.95

    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...

  • Stealing God's Thunderby Philip Dray

    Random House Publishing Group 2005; US$ 14.95

    ?We forget, living in this era of heavily patented research and closely guarded results, how wonderfully exciting the scientific world used to be. In Stealing God?s Thunder, the story of Benjamin Franklin?s invention of the lightening rod and the resulting consequences, that sense of wonder and excitement and even fear comes beautifully to life. Philip... more...

  • The Autobiography and Other Writingsby Benjamin Franklin; Kenneth A. Silverman

    Penguin Publishing Group 1986; US$ 11.00

    This authoritative Bantam Classic edition presents readers with a wide-ranging selection of Benjamin Franklin?s most important writings, illuminating the complex and appealing character of this quintessential American who rose to fame as a publisher, inventor, educator, bon vivant, and statesman. Here are selections from Franklin?s newspaper articles,... more...

  • Samuel Adamsby Benjamin H. Irvin

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Examines the life of Samuel Adams, a hero of the American Revolution who is credited by some with having fired the first shot at Lexington Green, the "shot heard 'round the world.". 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...

  • 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...