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Patriots: Brotherhood of the American Revolution (Portable Professor Series)
Joseph J. Ellis
0760750114
May 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Description
In this riveting series of lectures, award-winning author and professor Joseph J. Ellis (author of the award winning "American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson) invokes the spirit of the revolutionary period by examining the personalities of the remarkable men who fought for the creation of the United States. Includes 14 riveting 35-minute lectures on 8 CD's as well as a book-length course guide.


The Thirteen Colonies from Founding to Revolution in American History
Pat McCarthy
076601990X
May 2004
Hardcover
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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Walter Isaacson
074325807X
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Benjamin Franklin, writes journalist and biographer Walter Isaacson, was that rare Founding Father who would sooner wink at a passer-by than sit still for a formal portrait. What's more, Isaacson relates in this fluent and entertaining biography, the revolutionary leader represents a political tradition that has been all but forgotten today, one that prizes pragmatism over moralism, religious tolerance over fundamentalist rigidity, and social mobility over class privilege. That broadly democratic sensibility allowed Franklin his contradictions, as Isaacson shows. Though a man of lofty principles, Franklin wasn't shy of using sex to sell the newspapers he edited and published; though far from frivolous, he liked his toys and his mortal pleasures; and though he sometimes gave off a simpleton image, he was a shrewd and even...


2006 Founding Fathers Box Calendar
Source Books, Inc.
1402204965
July 2006
Box Calendar
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Book Description
The one and only calendar about the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers provides an informative and fascinating look at the men and women who took a concept and made it a reality. This calendar includes biographical sketches, original quotations, gripping anecdotes, quotes from relevant historical documents, and comments and observations from respected historians.


Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Cokie Roberts
0060090251
April 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
ABC News political commentator and NPR news analyst Roberts didn't intend this as a general history of women's lives in early America-she just wanted to collect some great "stories of the women who influenced the Founding Fathers." For while we know the names of at least some of these women (Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinckney), we know little about their roles in the Revolutionary War, the writing of the Constitution, or the politics of our early republic. In rough chronological order, Roberts introduces a variety of women, mostly wives, sisters or mothers of key men, exploring how they used their wit, wealth or connections to influence the men who made policy. As high-profile players married into each other's families, as wives died in childbirth and husbands remarried, it seems as if early...


John Jay: Founding Father
Walter Stahr
1852854448
March 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The greatest founders--such as Washington and Jefferson--have kept even the greatest of the second tier of the nation's founding generation in the shadows. But now John Jay (1745-1829), arguably the most important of this second group, has found an admiring, skilled student in Stahr, an international lawyer in Washington. D.C. Since the last biography of Jay appeared 60 years ago, a mountain of new knowledge about the early nation has piled up, and Stahr uses it all with confidence and critical detachment. Jay had a remarkable career. He was president of the Continental Congress, secretary of foreign affairs, a negotiator of the treaty that won the United States its independence in 1783, one of three authors of The Federalist Papers, first chief justice of the Supreme Court and governor of his native New York....


Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation
Cokie Roberts
006009026X
February 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
ABC News political commentator and NPR news analyst Roberts didn't intend this as a general history of women's lives in early America-she just wanted to collect some great "stories of the women who influenced the Founding Fathers." For while we know the names of at least some of these women (Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Eliza Pinckney), we know little about their roles in the Revolutionary War, the writing of the Constitution, or the politics of our early republic. In rough chronological order, Roberts introduces a variety of women, mostly wives, sisters or mothers of key men, exploring how they used their wit, wealth or connections to influence the men who made policy. As high-profile players married into each other's families, as wives died in childbirth and husbands remarried, it seems as if early...


The Unknown American Revolution: The Unruly Birth of Democracy and the Struggle to Create America
Gary B. Nash
0670034207
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
The history of the American Revolution that most of us have absorbed is but "a fable," writes UCLA historian Nash. In this insightful, challenging "antidote to historical amnesia," Nash (Race and Revolution) deftly illustrates that while the Revolution has been implanted in our collective memory as the idealized "Glorious Cause," in reality it was more a chaotic and bloody civil war, replete with fragile alliances, a multitude of fronts and clashing cultures. He especially succeeds in detailing the crucial role and often overlooked plight of Native Americans, adding the obscure names of men such as Cornplanter, Dragging Canoe and Mohawk chief Joseph Brant, who allied the Iroquois nation with the British, to the pantheon of the Revolution's players. By 1789 Washington was forced to commit a third of his army to...


The Constitution of the United States of America: The Amendments, The Articles of Confederation, The Declaration of Independence
Barnes & Noble
0760779422
October 2005
Hardcover
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Doctor Zhivago
Boris Pasternak
0679774386
April 1997
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Since the Russian government forced Pasternak to renounce the Nobel Prize in 1958 and refused to allow publication of Dr. Zhivago in Russia, it's natural to think of it as a political novel. It is not...at least, not primarily. Although the historic events in Russia from 1903 to 1943 form the chaotic background of the story, it's the human drama as seen through the eyes of Yurii Zhivago that gives it meaning. As Yurii becomes a prisoner of the Partisans, separated from his wife and family and then from his great love, Lara, his brooding intelligence finds courage and dignity far beyond that of any political ideology. Despite the superb narration of Philip Madoc, however, this isn't an easy book in audio. There are about sixty main characters, all with complicated Russian names, none printed in a list for clarification....


Founding America: Documents from the Revolution to the Bill of Rights (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Jack Rakove (Introduction)
1593082304
April 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Modern American politicians refer to “the founders” so often that they’re in danger of becoming clichés. But Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Abigail and John Adams, Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, James Madison, James Monroe, and the other authors included in this new collection were a wholly unique—and complex—group of individuals, graced with extraordinary intellectual powers, a profound dedication to their ideals, and a striking ability to articulate those ideals in clear and passionate prose.

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