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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...

  • 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...

  • Samuel Adamsby Benjamin H. Irvin

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 31.99

    The story of one of the most important -- and most elusive -- figures of the American Revolution, Samuel Adams traces the life of the "Man of the Revolution," as he was called by Thomas Jefferson, from his childhood as a fifth-generation New Englander to his pivotal role in the Boston Tea Party and war that followed to a life spent in public service. 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

    Pulitzer Prize Finalist 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, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America?s first Renaissance man. From penniless runaway to highly successful... 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...

  • 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...

  • We Have All Gone Awayby Curtis Harnack

    University of Iowa Press 2011; US$ 19.95

    In We Have All Gone Away , his emotionally moving memoir, Curtis Harnack tells of growing up during the Great Depression on an Iowa farm among six siblings and an extended family of relatives. With a directness and a beauty that recall Thoreau, Harnack balances a child?s impressions with the knowledge of an adult looking back to produce what Publishers... more...

  • Gallatinby Nicholas Dungan

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 40.00

    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...