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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...

  • A Companion to Benjamin Franklinby David Waldstreicher

    Wiley 2011; US$ 228.95

    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... more...

  • Franklin and Bacheby Jeffery A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 129.99

    Regarded by Thomas Jeffferson as "the greatest man" of the age, Benjamin Franklin was a principal force in developing the egalitarian philosophy that Jefferson came to represent. Franklin impressed his ideals on his grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, who became Jefferson's most militant journalistic ally in the fierce ideological confrontations of... 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 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...

  • 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...