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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • 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...

  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Touchstone 2007; Not Available

    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...

  • Gallatinby Nicholas Dungan

    NYU Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    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... more...

  • The Politically Incorrect Guide to Real American Heroesby Brion McClanahan

    Regnery Publishing 2012; US$ 19.95

    As presidential candidates sling dirt at each other, America desperately needs a few real heroes. Tragically, liberal historians and educators have virtually erased traditional American heroes from history. According to the Left, the Founding Fathers were not noble architects of America, but selfish demagogues. And self?made entrepreneurs like Rockefeller... more...

  • Women of the Constitutionby Janice E. McKenney

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Women of the Constitution follows in the footsteps of the 1912 work devoted to biographical sketches of the spouses of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This book will be the first work devoted exclusively to providing brief biographies of the forty-three wives of the signers of the U.S. Constitution on September 17, 1787. ... more...

  • Sex and the Founding Fathersby Thomas A. Foster

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 28.50

    Biographers, journalists, and satirists have long used the subject of sex to define the masculine character and political authority of America's Founding Fathers. Tracing these commentaries on the Revolutionary Era's major political figures in Sex and the Founding Fathers , Thomas Foster shows how continual attempts to reveal the true character... more...

  • The True Benjamin Franklinby Sydney George Fisher

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.95

    In spite of being dead for over two hundred years, Benjamin Franklin remains an object of fascination for many history buffs. He was a diplomat, postmaster, political theorist, politician, scientist, satirist, musician, civic activist, and so much more. With his manifold accomplishments, it is nearly impossible to believe that still so little could... more...

  • America's Founding Fathersby Bill Adler

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 9.99

    Here are the personal philosophies, opinions, thoughts, witticisms, and feelings of the upstanding and quintessential Americans who founded our nation. This book gathers together their best quotations on subjects including life, love, marriage, family, children, religion, patriotism, sacrifice, law, professionalism, medicine, and more. more...

  • Securing American Independence: John Jay and the French Allianceby Frank Brecher

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 101.00

    Brecher explores the controversial diplomacy by which the United States separately brought to a de facto close its War of Independence against the British, leaving its one ally, France, in the lurch. He focuses on the two dominant, ostensibly allied peace negotiators, John Jay and Vergennes. Veteran diplomat and diplomatic history author Frank... more...