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Mortensen, Lori

Summary: Describes the history of the Declaration of Independence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Picture Window Books 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973.313 MOR

Freedman, Russell.

Summary: Describes the events leading up to the Declaration of Independence as well as the personalities and politics behind its framing.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2000

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.313 FRE

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J973.3 FRE

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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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 ELL

Schmidt, Maegan.

Summary: Investigates the people involved with and the events leading up to the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: ABDO Publishing 2013

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Maier, Pauline

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1997

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.313 MAI

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 New Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WOO

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 920 WOO

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

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

McCullough, David G.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2001

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ADA

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 ADA

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 ADAMS, JOHN MCC

Isaacson, Walter.

Summary: Chronicles the founding father's life and his multiple careers as a shopkeeper, writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, business strategist, and political leader, while showing how his faith in the wisdom of the common citizen helped to forge an American national identity based on the virtues of its middle class.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 FRA

Isaacson, Walter.

Summary: Traces the life of Benjamin Franklin, from his days as a runaway printer to his triumphs as a statesman, inventor, and founding father. Chronicles his tumultuous relationship with his illegitimate son and grandson, his practical marriage, and his flirtations with the ladies of Paris.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2003

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 FRANKLIN, BENJAMIN ISA

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

Jefferson, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818 JEF

Brumwell, Stephen

Summary: Drawing on a wide range of sources, including original archival research, Stephen Brumwell paints a compelling and challenging portrait of an extraordinary individual whose fusion of gentleman and warrior left an indelible imprint upon history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WASHINGTON, GEORGE BRU

Wood, Gordon S.

Summary: A series of studies of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers. Each life is considered in the round, but the thread that binds the work together is the idea of character as a lived reality for these men. For these were men, Wood shows, who took the matter of character very seriously. They were the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-made, men who considered...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.309 Wood

Stein, R. Conrad.

Summary: Discusses the people responsible for the Declaration of Independence and what went into the writing of the document.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children Press 1995

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 Ste

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.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Brilliance Audio 2012

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

Johansen, Bruce E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gambit Inc. 1981

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323.1 JOH

Franklin, Benjamin

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.309 Franklin

Franklin, Benjamin

Contents: Letters from London, 1757-1775 -- Paris, 1776-1785: including political satires, bagatelles, pamphlets, and letters -- Philadelphia, 1785-1790: including bagatelles, speeches in the Constitutional Convention, writings on slavery, letters -- Poor Richard's almanack, 1733-1758 -- The autobiography.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 1997

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

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

Summary: Biography: Paul Revere: The Midnight Rider. As a leader of the Sons of Liberty, he risked death as a courier and spy and helped organize the Boston Tea Party. Biography: Benedict Arnold: Triumph and Treason. Explores the true story behind the vilified figure.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: History Channel 2005

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

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

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...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2018

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

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