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Lowell, Barbara

Summary: With his face on the ten-dollar bill and an award-winning musical about his life, it's clear that Alexander Hamilton's story is one worth telling. Despite feeling like an outsider, Hamilton fought hard to form a united nation with a strong central government-and many of his ideas are still relevant today! With this illustrated leveled reader, kids can learn more about the man who, in many ways,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR BLUE LOW

Stahr, Walter

Summary: "Walter Stahr, author of the ... bestseller Seward, now tells the amazing story of Lincoln's secretary of war, Edwin Stanton, the most powerful and controversial of the men close to the president. Stanton raised an army of a million men and directed it from his Washington telegraph office, with Lincoln often at his side. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for "war crimes," some serious and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 STANTON, EDWIN Sta

Shulman, Mark

Summary: "Benjamin Franklin has been called one of the most accomplished and influential Americans in history, and his role in shaping the United States has had a lasting impact that is still felt today. Franklin's research into topics as varied as electricity, meteorology, demography, and oceanography were as wide-ranging and important as his travels, which took him across the globe as a diplomat."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portable Press, an imprint of Printers Row Publishing Group 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 921 FRA

Freedman, Russell.

Summary: An introduction to the life of young Benjamin Franklin describes how, as a rebellious teen in 1732, he ran away from his family and a Boston apprenticeship to Philadelphia, and how throughout subsequent decades he rose to become a distinguished statesman, renowned author and world-famous scientist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FRANKLIN FRE

Summary: Volume 1 begins with a look at two of the many crises faced by George Washington during his term as America's first president. At a time when any conflict had the potential to dissolve the fragile union, Washington surrounded himself with brilliant men who were bound by their undying devotion to America, but who were often bitterly divided about how best to serve their common cause. Volume 2...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Hennessey, Jonathan

Summary: "This complete graphic novel-style biography presents the life and legacy of one of the most influential figures in United States history. Alexander Hamilton was on hand for the Revolutionary War, the development of the Constitution, and the establishment of the Treasury and banking as we have come to know them today. Cut down by a bullet from political rival Aaron Burr, Hamilton may have faded...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ten Speed Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HAMILTON, ALEXANDER HEN

Kerry, John

Summary: "John Kerry tells the story of his remarkable American life--from son of a diplomat to decorated Vietnam veteran, five-term United States senator, 2004 Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state for four years--in this revealing memoir by a witness to some of the most important events of our recent history. [This book] is John Kerry's candid personal story. A Yale graduate, Kerry...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KERRY, JOHN KER

Mann, Jim

Summary: "A sweeping history of the intertwined careers of Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, whose rivalry and conflicting views of U.S. national security color our political debate to this day. Dick Cheney and Colin Powell emerged on the national scene more than thirty years ago, and it is easy to forget that they were once allies. It was Cheney who pressed for Powell's appointment as chairman of the Joint...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 MAN

Fradin, Dennis B.

Summary: Profiles each of the fifty-six men who signed the Declaration of Independence, giving historical information about the colonies they represented. Includes the text of the Declaration and its history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2002

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 FRA

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.313 Fradin

Larson, Edward J. (Edward John)

Summary: "From the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a masterful, first-of-its-kind dual biography of Benjamin Franklin and George Washington, illuminating their partnership's enduring importance. Theirs was a three-decade-long bond that, more than any other pairing, would forge the United States. Vastly different men, Benjamin Franklin--an abolitionist freethinker from the urban north--and George...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2020

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

Epstein, Daniel Mark

Summary: Ben Franklin is the most lovable of America’s founding fathers. His wit, his charm, his inventiveness—even his grandfatherly appearance—are legendary. But this image obscures the scandals that dogged him throughout his life. In The Loyal Son, award-winning historian Daniel Mark Epstein throws the spotlight on one of the darker episodes in Franklin’s biography: his complex and confounding...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2017

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

Dunlap, Annette

Summary: Charles Gates Dawes: A Life is the first comprehensive biography of an American in whose fascinating story contemporary readers can follow the struggles and triumphs of early twentieth-century America and Europe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Northwestern University Press and the Evanston History Center 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 DAWES, CHARLES GATES DUN

Mara, Wil.

Summary: Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is one of the most extraordinary human beings to have ever lived. One of Americas greatest statesman, Franklin was also a scientist, an inventor, and a printera man who always worked to make life better for his fellow citizens. The well-organized chapters help students identify key details while the photographs, timelines and other text features encourage...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An Imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2015

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

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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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Pollack, Pam

Summary: Highlights the life and accomplishments of the founding father, from his childhood as an orphan in the West Indies to his role in developing the Constitution and his tragic death in a duel with Aaron Burr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET HAMILTON

Williams, Juan

Summary: "What would the Founding Fathers think about America today? Over 200 years ago the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build a nation based on the principles of freedom, equal rights, and opportunity for all men. But life in the United States today is vastly different from anything the original Founders could have imagined in the late 1700s. The notion of an...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WIL

Unger, Debi

Summary: Presents a complete picture of the life of George C. Marshall, from his childhood and military training through his role as chief of staff of the U.S. Army during World War II and his leadership efforts as Secretary of State in rebuilding post-war Europe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MARSHALL, GEORGE UNG

Cheney, Lynne V.

Summary: "This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Group USA 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MADISON, JAMES CHE

Kiernan, Denise.

Summary: In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we actually remember? This book introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quirk Books 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

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

Groom, Winston

Summary: "In this masterful narrative, historian Winston Groom transports readers to the world of the American Revolution, where bold ideas, improbable events, and three extraordinary characters led to the remarkable birth of the country we know today. When the Revolutionary War ended in victory, there remained a stupendous problem: establishing a workable democratic government in the vast, newly...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books, Inc. 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.3092 GRO

Fradin, Dennis B.

Summary: A biography of the eighteenth-century printer, publisher, inventor, scientist, and statesman who played an influential role in the early history of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 FRA

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Fra

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J Set Who Was 921 Franklin 2002

DeYoung, Karen

Summary: A biography of the soldier-statesman follow's Colin Powell's life from his Jamaican roots and youth in the Bronx, through his decorated career in the Army and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to his role as Secretary of State and departure from the post.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2006

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Brookhiser, Richard.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 MORRIS, GOUVERNEUR Bro

Christopher, Warren.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scribner 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 CHR

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