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Lowell, Barbara

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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,...

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

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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."--

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

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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...

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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

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

Lelyveld, Joseph.

Summary: In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex, conflicted feelings about his place in Indian history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA LEL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chaffin, Tom

Summary: Thomas Jefferson first met the Marquis de Lafayette in 1781, when the young French-born general was dispatched to Virginia to assist Jefferson, then the state's governor, in fighting off the British. The two could not have seemed more different. When Jefferson moved to Paris three years later as a diplomat, speaking little French and in need of a partner, their friendship began in earnest....

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2019

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 CHA

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.

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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

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2002

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 920 FRA

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J America Fradin

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Ballantine Books 2017

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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 E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FOU

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB FRANKLIN FRE

Rosen, Michael J.

Summary: While his father unsuccessfully apprentices him to a joiner, a shoemaker, and turner, Benjamin experiments with wooden paddles as flippers and a kite, to his time as a printer⁰́₉s apprentice. "Young Benjamin Franklin wants to be a sailor, but his father won't hear of it. The other trades he tried bored him through and through. But each time he fails to find a career, he took some important bit...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2020

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

Vowell, Sarah

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Summary: On August 16, 1824, an elderly French gentlemen sailed into New York Harbor and giddy Americans were there to welcome him. Or, rather, to welcome him back. It had been 30 years since the Revolutionary War hero the Marquis de Lafayette had last set foot in the United States, and he was so beloved that 80,000 people showed up to cheer for him. The entire population of New York at the time was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 VOW

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2002

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

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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

Gandhi, Arun.

Summary: "At Grandfather Gandhi’s service village, each day is filled, from sunrise to sunset, with work that is done for the good of all. The villagers vow to live simply and non-violently. Arun Gandhi tries very hard to follow these vows, but he struggles with one of the most important rules: not to waste." --

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 2016

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

Meltzer, Brad

Summary: Highlights the life and career of the Indian statesman and nationalist, from his youth to his civil disobedience to his assassination.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dial Books for Young Readers 2017

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

Summary: Popular historian David Starkey tells the story of the two greatest war leaders in British history, both of whom were called Churchill. Everyone knows Winston Churchill led Britain and her Allies in their struggle against Hitler; less well known is John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough, who led Britain and her Allies against an earlier would-be dictator of Europe, the Sun King, Louis XIV of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2017

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

Summary: Examines Trotsky, the revolutionary, venerated and reviled, loved, hated, feared. Archive material compiled from all over the world, citations and new shoots create an electrifying proximity to the historical person and to the man Leon Trotsky.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2000

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

Auricchio, Laura.

Summary: A major biography of the Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution, who, at age nineteen, volunteered to fight under George Washington; a biography that looks past the storybook hero and selfless champion of righteous causes who cast aside family and fortune to advance the transcendent aims of liberty and justice commemorated in America’s towns, streets, parks, and schools...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 LAFAYETTE, MARQUIS DE AUR

Birch, Beverley.

Summary: Follows the life of the statesman who was a key figure in India's fight for independence from Great Britain.

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Publisher / Publication Date: G. Stevens Children's Books 1990

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB GANDHI BIR

Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: "He was born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager. From those inauspicious circumstances, he rose to a position of power and influence in colonial America. Discover this founding father's incredible true story: his brilliant scholarship and military career; his groundbreaking and enduring policy, which shapes American government today; his salacious...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2017

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 921 HAMILTON, ALEXANDER BRO

Ferguson, Niall

Summary: A definitive portrait of the American statesman, based on unprecedented access to his private papers, challenges common misconceptions to trace Kissinger's beliefs to philosophical idealism.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 KISSINGER, HENRY FER

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