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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 5.99
Born into the family of a Boston candlemaker, Benjamin Franklin turned the lessons of his humble beginning into seasoned wisdom that helped found a new nation. This biography takes his point of departure on the question of whether young people should adopt the model of this American character or whether the heroic image needs to be tempered. more...
- 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...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.95
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin , which Franklin himself called his Memoirs, is the unfinished record of his life written between 1771 and 1790. It has become one of the most well-known and influential autobiographies in history, and has been praised both as a historical document and a piece of literature in its own right. William Dean Howells... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99
The second in the series of three autobiographies penned by Frederick Douglass, My Bondage and My Freedom picks up where Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass left off. This volume recounts more gripping details of Douglass' transformation from illiterate slave to leading light of the abolitionist movement and offers an extended philosophical... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00
When George Washington took the reins of the presidency in 1789, the United States was little more than a youthful republic largely populated by farmers who could not imagine their country extending from the Atlantic to the Pacific. But within three generations, the nation stretched across the continent, reliant on steam power and machines to connect... more...
- 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...
- Baker Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.99
These young readers' editions of the popular history texts reveal how God was at work in America's history from the very beginning. For ages 9 to 12. more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2010; US$ 17.76
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 are being jeopardized. Partisan bickering and the... more...