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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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 HAM

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

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

Quiri, Patricia Ryon.

Summary: Explains why a constitution was needed; describes the convention in Philadelphia in 1787, the Virginia and New Jersey plans, the Great Compromise, and the ratification process.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 973.3 QUI

Summary: The documentary captures the amazing life and times of our nation₂s forgotten founding father: Alexander Hamilton. Exploring the iconic American political and financial institutions he helped to create, from the U.S. Mint and Wall Street to the two-party political system.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2017

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

Meacham, Jon.

Summary: "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Large Print 2012

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

Meacham, Jon.

Summary: "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 JEF

Chernow, Ron.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2004

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 HAMILTON, ALEXANDER Che

Chernow, Ron.

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Summary: Publisher's description: In the first full-length biography of Alexander Hamilton in decades, National Book Award winner Ron Chernow tells the riveting story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. According to historian Joseph Ellis, Alexander Hamilton is "a robust full-length portrait, in my view the best ever written, of the most brilliant,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2004

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Hamilton

Meacham, Jon.

Summary: "Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power" gives readers Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson's genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously, catapulting him into becoming the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 2012

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD B JEFFERSON

Randall, Willard Sterne.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2003

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

Sylla, Richard Eugene

Summary: "Meet the founding father who made America modern... An immigrant from the West Indies, he played a crucial part in the political, legal, and economic development of the new nation: He served as Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War; he helped establish the Constitution; he wrote most of The Federalist Papers; and he modernized America’s fledgling finances,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sterling 2016

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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

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

Cunningham, Noble E.

Format: text

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.46 CUN

Wills, Garry

Summary: "In "Negro President" historian Garry Wills explores a pivotal moment in American history through the lens of Thomas Jefferson and the now largely forgotten Timothy Pickering, and "prods readers to appreciate essential aspects of our distressed but well-intentioned representative democracy" (Chicago Tribune).".

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 326.0973 WIL

Hamilton, Alexander

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2001

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

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

Wills, Garry

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thorndike Press 2003

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

Safire, William

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC SAF

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,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A. A. Knopf 2007

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.3 ELL

Jefferson, Thomas

Contents: Public papers -- Addresses, messages, and replies -- Miscellany.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Library of America 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.46 JEF

Brockenbrough, Martha

Summary: "A richly illustrated portrait of the Founding Father and first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury describes his experiences as an illegitimate orphan, soldier, friend, philanderer, political firebrand and financial whiz whose groundbreaking policies continue to shape today's American government"--Publisher Born out of wedlock on a small island in the West Indies and orphaned as a teenager,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Feiwel and Friends 2017

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 921 HAM

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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Jefferson, Thomas

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Modern Library 1993

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