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The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States

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The Declaration of Independence was the promise of a representative government; the Constitution was the fulfillment of that promise. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress issued a unanimous declaration: the thirteen North American colonies would be the thirteen United  [ more ]

  
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
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In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis,  [ more ]

  
American Sphinx
The Character of Thomas Jefferson
by Joseph J. Ellis
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At different times Thomas Jefferson has been claimed by Southern secessionists and Northern abolitionists, New Deal liberals and neo-conservatives. Now the historian Joseph J. Ellis restores our most elusive national icon to human dimensions with insight, sympathy, and superb style.  [ more ]

  
Founding Brothers - The Revolutionary Generation
by Joseph J. Ellis
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In a landmark work of history, the National Book Award-winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed men -- Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison -- set the course for our  [ more ]

  
His Excellency - George Washington
by Joseph J. Ellis
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The author of seven highly acclaimed books, Joseph J. Ellis has crafted a landmark biography that brings to life in all his complexity the most important and perhaps least understood figure in American history, George Washington. With his careful attention  [ more ]

  
Benjamin Franklin - An American Life
by Walter Isaacson
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This sweeping narrative chronicles the adventures of the spunky runaway apprentice who became, during his eighty-four-year life, America's best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders.  [ more ]

  
1776 by David McCullough
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In this stirring book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which  [ more ]

  
Common Sense by Thomas Paine
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Published anonymously in 1776, six months before the Declaration of Independence, Paine?s Common Sense was a radical and impassioned call for America to free itself from British rule and set up an independent republican government. Savagely attacking hereditary kingship and  [ more ]

  
Rough Crossings
Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
by Simon Schama
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Tens of thousands of blacks in America at the start of the Revolutionary War escaped from farms, plantations, and cities to reach the British who offered the promise of emancipation in return for military service. Schama follows their odyssey through  [ more ]


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