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Collected works of American statesmen

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  • American Creationby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    From the first shots fired at Lexington to the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase, Joseph J. Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation?s founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders?Washington,... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx 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... more...

  • The Political Trial of Benjamin Franklinby Kenneth Lawing Penegar

    Algora Publishing 2011; US$ 23.95

    Benjamin Franklin, it seems, was a reluctant revolutionary. In tracing the course of his political transformation, this book explores the social and political understandings and misunderstandings that both sustained and divided Britain and its colonies in North America. At the center of the story is Benjamin Franklin's decision in late 1772 to... more...

  • Poorer Richard's Americaby Tom Blair; Tom Brokaw

    Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 17.99

    A New York Times Best Seller! For decades, Benjamin Franklin?s Poor Richard?s Almanack provided sage advice and commentary on eighteenth-century America. Now, a modern businessman reflectswriting as Benjamin Franklinon what America has become. Federal and personal debt are ballooning beyond sustainable levels. Our futures are being jeopardized.... more...

  • The Art of Virtueby Benjamin Franklin

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Benjamin Franklin once wrote that he had ?conceived the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection?[and] wished to live without committing any fault at any time?to conquer all that either natural inclination, custom, or company might lead me into.? Although he was never able to finish this project completely, Benjamin Franklin was... more...

  • Jefferson on Freedomby Thomas Jefferson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first time, is this historical American document, as well as several of his other famous writings. Included in this book are excerpts from his only... more...

  • Citizen Jeffersonby John P. Kaminski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 15.99

    Citizen Jefferson is an elegantly produced collection of quotations from Jefferson's public and private correspondence?to family and friends, political allies, and rivals?and other writings. more...

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

    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...

  • The Papers of James Monroe, Volume 5: Selected Correspondence and Papers, January 1803?April 1811by Daniel Preston

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 115.00

    For academic scholars, college and high school students, and general readers interested in the history of the United States, The Papers of James Monroe series has established itself as the go-to resource for primary documents about President James Monroe and the early history of the United States. In this latest volume, readers have access to more... more...

  • Franklin and Bacheby Jeffery A. Smith

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 129.99 US$ 111.79

    Regarded by Thomas Jeffferson as "the greatest man" of the age, Benjamin Franklin was a principal force in developing the egalitarian philosophy that Jefferson came to represent. Franklin impressed his ideals on his grandson, Benjamin Franklin Bache, who became Jefferson's most militant journalistic ally in the fierce ideological confrontations of... more...