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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • John Randolph of Roanokeby David Johnson

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 38.00

    One of the most eccentric and accomplished politicians in all of American history, John Randolph (1773--1833) led a life marked by controversy. The long-serving Virginia congressman and architect of Southern conservatism grabbed headlines with his prescient comments, public brawls, and clashes with every president from John Adams to Andrew Jackson.... more...

  • George Masonby Robert A. Rutland

    LSU Press 1980; US$ 17.95

    George Mason of Gunston Hall was a scholarly craftsman of government during America's crucial formative years. His Virginia Declaration of Rights provided a sense of purpose and direction to the rebellious colonies, and his vigorous insistence on the protection of personal liberties in the Constitution is reflected in the document's first ten amendments,... more...

  • Burr, Hamilton, and Jeffersonby Roger G. Kennedy

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 30.99

    This book restores Aaron Burr to his place as a central figure in the founding of the American Republic. Abolitionist, proto-feminist, friend to such Indian leaders as Joseph Brant, Burr was personally acquainted with a wider range of Americans, and of the American continent, than any other Founder except George Washington. He contested for power with... more...

  • Fallen Founderby Nancy Isenberg

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 17.00

    A controversial challenge to the works of Ron Chernow and David McCullough With Fallen Founder , Nancy Isenberg plumbs rare and obscure sources to shed new light on everyone?s favorite founding villain. The Aaron Burr whom we meet through Isenberg?s eye-opening biography is a feminist, an Enlightenment figure on par with Jefferson, a patriot,... more...

  • Letters From Franceby Brett F. Woods

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 31.95

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  • Ladies of Libertyby Cokie Roberts

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 12.99

    In Founding Mothers , Cokie Roberts paid homage to the heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create a new nation. Now the number one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator—praised in USA Today as a "custodian of time-honored values"—continues the story of early America's influential... more...

  • Quaker Constitutionalism and the Political Thought of John Dickinsonby Jane E. Calvert

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    This 2009 book traces the theory of Quaker constitutionalism from the early Quakers through Founding Father John Dickinson to Martin Luther King, Jr. more...

  • The Founding Fathers Reconsideredby R.B. Bernstein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 13.99

    Here is a concise, scholarly, yet accessible overview of the brilliant, flawed, and quarrelsome group of lawyers, politicians, merchants, military men, and clergy known as "the Founding Fathers"--who got as close to the ideal of the Platonic "philosopher-kings" as American or world history has ever seen. In The Founding Fathers... more...

  • Setting the World Ablazeby John Ferling

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 18.99

    Setting the World Ablaze is the story of the three men who, perhaps more than any others, helped bring the United States into being: George Washington, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson. Braiding three strands into one rich narrative, John Ferling brings these American icons down from their pedestals to show them as men of flesh and blood, and gives... more...

  • Robert Morrisby Charles Rappleye

    Simon & Schuster 2010; US$ 19.00

    In this biography, the acclaimed author of Sons of Providence , winner of the 2007 George Wash- ington Book Prize, recovers an immensely important part of the founding drama of the country in the story of Robert Morris, the man who financed Washington?s armies and the American Revolution. Morris started life in the colonies as an apprentice in a... more...