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Biography (Late eighteenth century)

  • 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...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Nathan R. Kozuskanich

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    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...

  • The Traumatic Colonelby Michael J. Drexler; Ed White

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 118.50

    In American political fantasy, the Founding Fathers loom large, at once historical and mythical figures. In The Traumatic Colonel , Michael J. Drexler and Ed White examine the Founders as imaginative fictions, characters in the specifically literary sense, whose significance emerged from narrative elements clustered around them. From the revolutionary... more...

  • What Would Ben Say?by Tom Blair; Tom Brokaw

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    What would Ben Franklin say if he could see us today? For decades, Benjamin Franklin?s Poor Richard?s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflects?writing as Benjamin Franklin?on what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures... more...

  • General Washington's Commandoby Richard F. Welch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    The multi-faceted Revolutionary War career of Benjamin Tallmadge included operations as a dragoon commander, intelligence and counter-intelligence officer, and master of combined land-sea operations. Tallmadge fought in the Battles of Long Island, White Plains, and Germantown, and defended the Patriot population in the no-man's-land of Westchester... 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...

  • James McHenry, Forgotten Federalistby Karen E. Robbins

    University of Georgia Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    A Scots-Irish immigrant, James McHenry determined to make something of his life. Trained as a physician, he joined the American Revolution when war broke out. He then switched to a more military role, serving on the staffs of George Washington and Lafayette. He entered government after the war and served in the Maryland Senate and in the Continental... more...

  • Revolutionary Medicineby Jeanne E. Abrams

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 69.00

    Before the advent of modern antibiotics, one’s life could be abruptly shattered by contagion and death, and debility from infectious diseases and epidemics was commonplace for early Americans, regardless of social status. Concerns over health affected the founding fathers and their families as it did slaves, merchants, immigrants, and everyone... more...

  • Timothy Matlack, Scribe of the Declaration of Independenceby Chris Coelho

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00

    On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence 1was read aloud to a crowd gathered outside the Pennsylvania State House. It was engrossed on vellum later in the month, and delegates began signing the finely penned document in early August. The man who read the Declaration and later embossed it--the man with perhaps the most famous penmanship in American... more...

  • Founding Fathersby Gordon Leidner

    Sourcebooks 2013; US$ 12.99

    "It is infinitely better to have a few good men than many indifferent ones."?George Washington Filled with more than 220 quotes from America's most influential founders, The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of the leaders who forged a new country based on their beliefs of freedom and liberty. Discover their... more...