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  • The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 14.00

    "The first book to belong permanently to literature. It created a man." -- From the Introduction Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history.... more...

  • John Wesley North and the Reform Frontierby Merlin Stonehouse

    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...

  • The Portable Benjamin Franklinby Benjamin Franklin; Larzer Ziff

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 17.00

    It takes a very inclusive anthology to encompass the protean personality and range of interests of Benjamin Franklin, but The Portable Benjamin Franklin succeeds as no collection has. In addition to the complete Autobiography, the volume contains about 100 of Franklin?s major writings?essays, journalism, letters, political tracts, scientific observations,... more...

  • Northern Americaby Charles F. Gritzner; Kristi Desaulniers

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    This continuing series teaches students about the most important geographic concepts and shows them how people are affected by and respond to economic, social, and political forces--at both the global and local scale. Authors are educators who are trained to teach geography at the high school or college levels. Meets national geography and social science... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Heather Lehr Wagner

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    Readers will be captivated by the remarkable accomplishments and riveting personalities featured in these biographical on the United States' greatest presidents Concise writing, illustrated presidential time lines and detailed sidebars tell the inside story of the men who shaped our great nation. An informative, illustrated appendix summarizes... more...

  • John Jayby Roben Alarcon

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    John Jay served in all three branches of the government. Once the Constitution was written, he was a staunch supporter of the document, joining some other men in anonymously writing “The Federalist Papers,” which explained to the public why the Constitution should be ratified. Soon after, he was made chief justice of the Supreme Court, and... more...

  • Thomas Jeffersonby Jill K. Mulhall

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Thomas Jefferson was a gifted writer whose words helped form the country. Although at one time he wanted to be a great speaker, he found comfort and ease in writing. Not only was he a great writer, but an architect, inventor, surveyor, scientist, as well as a brilliant politician. He wanted to make life better for all people. more...

  • Benjamin Franklinby Wendy Conklin

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    Benjamin Franklin was a man of many talents. His mind was constantly working to make things better for the colonists both before and after independence. Franklin was also a great writer, and he contributed to both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. more...

  • What Hath God Wroughtby Daniel Walker Howe

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    The Oxford History of the United States is by far the most respected multi-volume history of our nation. The series includes three Pulitzer Prize winners, a New York Times bestseller, and winners of the Bancroft and Parkman Prizes. Now, in What Hath God Wrought, historian Daniel Walker Howe illuminates the period from the battle of New Orleans to the... more...

  • Disunion!by Elizabeth R. Varon

    The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 23.00

    In the decades of the early republic, Americans debating the fate of slavery often invoked the specter of disunion to frighten their opponents. As Elizabeth Varon shows, "disunion" connoted the dissolution of the republic--the failure of the founders' effort to establish a stable and lasting representative government. For many Americans in both the... more...