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Summary: ""History looks at the professional and personal lives of the country's Founding Fathers and early patriots. With celebrities providing the voices of the national heroes, they argue amongst themselves through the major events of the American Revolution. Ultimately, the Founding Fathers face the monumental task of framing a federal constitution for the 13 states. From bitter rivalries and spy...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LIB

Glover, Lorri

Summary: Explores the family life of the Founding Fathers, providing intimate portraits of the households of such revolutionaries as George Mason, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 GLO

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Summary: They were the most legendary and respected politicians, statesmen and warriors of history's first republic since the days of ancient Rome. They were also traitors and smugglers, rabble rousers and hot-heads, unfaithful husbands and prodigious drinkers. Our "Founding Fathers" were, in fact, human beings. Gain a fascinating glimpse behind the images on the marble busts and faces on our dollar...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2000

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Fo

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

Winter, Jonah

Summary: An introduction to the Founding Fathers describes the heated exchanges that shaped the drafting of the U.S. Constitution, sharing fact-filled profiles of such historic icons as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973.3 WIN

Lefer, David.

Summary: Provides an insightful and gripping account of the birth of modern American conservatism and its impact on the earliest days of our nation.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sentinel 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.52 LEF

Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: "What would the founders think? We live in a divided America that is currently incapable of sustained argument and is feeling unsure of its destiny. Joseph J. Ellis, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Founding Brothers and the recent best-selling The Quartet, explores anew four of our most prominent founders, in each instance searching for patterns and principles that bring the lamp of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 ELL

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 Ellis 2018

Wood, Gordon S

Summary: "From the great historian of the American Revolution, NYT-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequentfalling out did much to fix its course. Thomas Jefferson and John Adams could scarcely have come from more different worlds, or been more...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WOO

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WOO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 WOO

Skousen, W. Cleon (Willard Cleon)

Summary: Discover the 28 Principles of Freedom our Founding Fathers said must be undersood and perpetuated by every people who desire peace, prosperity, and freedom. Learn how adherence to these belifs during the past 200 years has brought about more progress than was made in the previous 5000 years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Center for Constitutional Studies 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 342.73 SKO

Wulf, Andrea.

Summary: "From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 712.0973 WUL

Stewart, Matthew

Summary: Discusses how America's revolutionaries--including Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, Thomas Paine and Ethan Allen--were inspired by ideas that were ancient and pagan in nature, including the work of Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius and Dutch heretic Benedict de Spinoza.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W W Norton & Co Inc 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.3 STE

Seidel, Andrew L

Summary: In today’s contentious political climate, understanding religion’s role in American government is more important than ever. Christian nationalists assert that our nation was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, and advocate an agenda based on this popular historical claim. But is this belief true? The Founding Myth answers the question once and for all. Andrew L. Seidel, a constitutional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2019

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Burns, Eric.

Summary: Profiles of the Founding Fathers of the United States evaluate their lives, careers, and specific contributions to the U.S. Constitution, in a historical assessment that illuminates their motivations while explaining how their shared vision remains relevant.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 2007

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Wulf, Andrea.

Summary: "From the author of the acclaimed The Brother Gardeners, a fascinating look at the founding fathers from the unique and intimate perspective of their lives as gardeners, plantsmen, and farmers. For the founding fathers, gardening, agriculture, and botany were elemental passions, as deeply ingrained in their characters as their belief in liberty for the nation they were creating. Andrea Wulf...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 Wulf

Metaxas, Eric

Summary: Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.5 MET

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 MET

Metaxas, Eric

Summary: Eric Metaxas offers a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless people truly understand what their founding fathers meant for them to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. It also paints a vivid picture of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Book Club Kit, Call number: Book Club Kit NON FIC

Miranda, Lin-Manuel

1 hold on 3 copies

Summary: Broadway hit musical from Tony Award-winning composrer-lyricist-star Lin-Manuel Miranda. "Hamilton" is the acclaimed new hip-hop musical about the scrappy young immigrant Alexander Hamilton, the $10 Founding Father who forever changed America with his revolutionary ideas and actions. During his life cut too short, he served as George Washington's chief aide, was the first Treasury Secretary of...

Format: sound recording-musical

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic 2016

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD SM HAM

Sehat, David

Summary: In The Jefferson Rule, historian David Sehat describes how liberals, conservatives, secessionists, unionists, civil rights leaders, radicals, and libertarians have sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their policies. Beginning with the debate between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton over the future of the nation, and continuing through the Civil War, the New Deal, the Reagan...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.2 SEH

Gragg, Rod.

Summary: This history, based on meticulous research into the correspondence and documentation of the founding fathers leading up to and encompassing the crafting of the Declaration of Independence, sheds light on how the Judeo-Christian worldview motivated America's founding fathers, influenced national independence, inspired our foundational documents, and established the American nation. --from...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Howard Books 2010

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Summary: While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers--General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson--in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these ambitious democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD J

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JOH NOT RATED

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV JOH

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD TV Series John 2008

Magnet, Myron.

Summary: Discusses the history of America's Founding Fathers through their words and actions but also through the architectural treasures of the homes they built while they conspired to change the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 MAG

Buckley, James

Summary: Discover the incredible story of Alexander Hamilton, who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAM

Stevenson, Augusta.

Summary: A biography of the young Philadelphia printer who grew up to become a world-renowned author, diplomat, scientist, and inventor, and one of the founding fathers of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin Books 1986

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Franklin 1986

Levy, Debbie.

Summary: Presents a biography of James Monroe, one of the founding fathers of the United States and chronicles his childhood and fight for freedom and democracy in the Colonies, his appointment in the Senate, diplomatic service to England and France, and election as the fifth U.S. president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 2005

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 MON