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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

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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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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Mann, Robert

Summary: America's Descent into Vietnam, Given by Dr. JamesE. Archer.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 959.7 MAN

Brands, H. W.

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Summary: "From New York Times bestselling historian H.W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants--Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun--battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy. In the early days of the nineteenth century, three young men strode onto the national stage, elected to Congress...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2018

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Brookhiser, Richard.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2004

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Isenberg, Nancy

Summary: "How the father and son presidents foresaw the rise of the cult of personality and fought those who sought to abuse the weaknesses inherent in our democracy. Until now, no one has properly dissected the intertwined lives of the second and sixth (father and son) presidents. John and John Quincy Adams were brilliant, prickly politicians and arguably the most independently minded among leaders of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Hitchens, Christopher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2005

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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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: HBO Video 2008

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

Marrin, Albert.

Summary: A fast-paced account of the life and times of the man who became the first president of the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton Children's Books 2001

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB WASHINGTON MAR

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Arcade Pub. 2007

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Adams, John

Summary: "Traces John Adams's career from his leading role in the debate over independence, [...] to his tireless efforts to establish the fledgling government of the United States and supply its army in the filed, to his crucial diplomatic service in Europe [...]. It includes his hightly influential 1776 pamphlet Thoughts on Government, dozens of his characteristically frank and revealing personal...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2011

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Summary: "From more than a thousand pamphlets published on both sides of the Atlantic during the period [of 1764-1776], acclaimed historian Gordon S. Wood has selected thirty-nine of the most influential and emblematic to reveal as never before how this momentous revolution unfolded. Here, in the first volume of a two-volume set, are nineteen works from the trans-Atlantic debate triggered by...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Library Of America 2015

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

Vidal, Gore

Summary: An irreverent treatment of this hallowed history takes readers into the drawing rooms and bedrooms of these three giant figures in American history, examining their everyday concerns as well as critical decisions.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 VID

Kidd, Thomas S.

Summary: Historian Thomas S. Kidd shows how the fiery Patrick Henry cherished a vision of America as a virtuous republic with a clearly circumscribed central government. These ideals brought him into bitter conflict with other Founders and were crystallized in his vociferous opposition to the U.S. Constitution.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 HENRY, PATRICK KID

Phillips, Kevin

Summary: In this fresh history of one of America's key turning points, author Kevin Phillips charts how this tumultuous year shaped America's commitment to revolution.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.3 PHI

Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: An ironic examination of the founding years of our country. Historian Ellis guides us through the decisive issues of the nation's founding, and illuminates the emerging philosophies, shifting alliances, and personal and political foibles of our now iconic leaders. He explains how the idea of a strong federal government, championed by Washington, was eventually embraced by the American people,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: A. A. Knopf 2007

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Phillips, Kevin

Summary: An unconventional assessment of the American Revolution examines the events, politics, economic factors, and military preparations of 1775 that ignited the war and established patriot control over American governance and key territories.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2012

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Summary: Ten years after signing the Declaration of Independence, England wages a new war of unfair trade and tariffs. Men like James Madison, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin are among the leaders of this new political battle. Describes the struggle to establish the Constitution, the Bill of rights, the emergence of political parties, and the conflict between the States and the Federal...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Center for Constitutional Studies 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 346.73 DVD More 1989

Ferling, John E

Summary: "Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe were in the vanguard of revolutionary ideas in the 18th century. As founding fathers, they risked their lives for American independence, but they also wanted more. Each wished for profound changes in the political and social fabric of pre-1776 America and hoped that the American Revolution would spark republican and egalitarian revolutions...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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Ellis, Joseph J.

Summary: "The prizewinning author of Founding Brothers and American Sphinx now gives us the unexpected story--brilliantly told--of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew. The triumph of the American Revolution was neither an ideological nor political guarantee that the colonies would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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Contents: pt. 1. George Washington : the man who united America (a history of his life) / by Jay A. Parry and Andrew M. Allison -- pt. 2. Timeless treasures from George Washington (selections from his writings) / prepared by Andrew M. Allison, Jay A. Parry, and W. Cleon Skousen.

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Center for Constitutional Studies 2008

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1 available in Adult- Biography, Call number: 921 Washington 2009

Cunningham, Noble E.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bedford/St. Martin's 2000

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Harness, Cheryl.

Summary: Presents the life of George Washington, focusing on the Revolutionary War years and his presidency.

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Society 2000

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

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