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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

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  • 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...

  • Stephen R. Bradleyby Stephen R. Bradley; Dorr Bradley Carpenter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 49.95

    Stephen R. Bradley was a Revolutionary War commander and U.S. Senator credited with writing the Twelfth Amendment and advocating a banning of the slave trade. This collection of Bradley's letters and personal papers provides a range of rare and significant material. This previously unpublished correspondence with presidents and the country's... more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Known for his influential role in the debates that established the founding documents of the United States, Benjamin Franklin was not only an astute politician, but also an Atlantic citizen whose commitment to the American cause was informed by years spent in England and France. The life of this iconic founder provides an ideal opportunity for students... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope... 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$ 46.00

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

  • Benjamin Franklin and the American Revolutionby Jonathan R Dull

    University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    The inventor, the ladies’ man, the affable diplomat, and the purveyor of pithy homespun wisdom: we all know the charming, resourceful Benjamin Franklin. What is less appreciated is the importance of Franklin’s part in the American Revolution: except for Washington he was its most irreplaceable leader. Although aged and in ill health,... more...

  • Benjamin Franklin's Humorby Paul M. Zall

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 35.00

    Humor is sometimes a serious business, especially the humor of Benjamin Franklin, a master at revealing the human condition through comedy. For the country's bicentennial, Reader's Digest named Franklin "Man of the Year" for embodying the characteristics we admire most about ourselves as Americans -- humor, irony, energy, and fresh insight. Recreating... more...