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- Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 19.99
In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs , shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character. Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 55.00
The range of subjects discussed in this work is not limited to Washington's roles as military leader and President. It includes much about his personal and family life, his landholdings, his business dealings and his correspondents. more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 8.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 109.99
The intense ideological conflict of the 1790s is illustrated in this study of the education and career of Benjamin Franklin Bache. Trained as a journalist by his grandfather, Benjamin Franklin, Bache became the leading polemical Jeffersonian journalist of the period. more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 22.50
The only Southern white women ever to become leading abolitionists, Sarah and Angelina Grimke encountered many obstacles and leapt many hurdles in pursuing their anti-slavery work. Their greatest accomplishment was overcoming the ubiquitous prejudices of society in regard to women. Indeed, they were the first women to take to the public platform and... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.95
Through substantial selections from Jefferson's writings - including his earliest writings, Notes on Virginia , and key public papers and personal correspondence - this volume traces the development of his thinking on such fundamental issues as republicanism, constitutionalism, slavery, and the separation of religion from politics. Footnotes identify... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99
Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia." It is in this simple epitaph that R.B. Bernstein finds the key to this enigmatic Founder--not as a great political figure, but as... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1965; US$ 67.50
This biography is the absorbing and significant story of a frontier life in America in the nineteenth century. John Wesley North was a carpetbagger in the best sense of the word, and professor Stonehouse points out that no fallacy is more persistent in Am more...