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- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 44.95
Of all the written portraits of the delegates who attended the Federal Convention of 1787, few are as complete and compelling as those penned by William Pierce Jr. (1753–89), one of four delegates from Georgia. While at the convention or shortly thereafter, Pierce produced character sketches of fifty-three of the fifty-five delegates. Although... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00
Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography ends in 1758, some thirty years before he died, yet those three decades included some of the statesman's greatest triumphs. Paul Zall has created a new autobiographical account of Franklin's entire life. By returning to a newly recovered early draft of the Autobiography, he strips away later layers of moralizing to... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99
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...
- 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...
- NYU Press 2014; US$ 20.00
InAmerican political fantasy, the Founding Fathers loom large, at once historicaland mythical figures. In The Traumatic Colonel , Michael J. Drexler andEd White examine the Founders as imaginative fictions, characters in thespecifically literary sense, whose significance emerged from narrative elementsclustered around them. From the revolutionary... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- NYU Press 2013; US$ 21.25
· ?A 'must-read' for anyone interested in the birth of America.? ? Howard Markel, author of An Anatomy of Addiction · ?Reminds us that debates over health care are nothing new in America.? ? Jonathan D. Sarna, author of When General Grant Expelled the Jews ?Lucid, accessible prose.? ? Alan M. Kraut, author of Goldberger?s... more...