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First Founding Father

Author : Harlow Giles Unger
ISBN : 9780306825620
Genre : History
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Before Washington, before Jefferson, before Franklin or John Adams, there was Lee--Richard Henry Lee, the First Founding Father Richard Henry Lee was first to call for independence, first to call for union, and first to call for a bill of rights to protect Americans against government tyranny. A towering figure in America's Revolutionary War, Lee was as much the "father of our country" as George Washington, for it was Lee who secured the political and diplomatic victories that ensured Washington's military victories. Lee was critical in holding Congress together at a time when many members sought to surrender or flee the approach of British troops. Risking death on the gallows for defying British rule, Lee charged into battle himself to prevent British landings along the Virginia coast--despite losing most of his left hand in an explosion. A stirring, action-packed biography, First Founding Father will startle most Americans with the revelation that many historians have ignored for more than two centuries: Richard Henry Lee, not Thomas Jefferson, was the author of America's original Declaration of Independence.
Category: History
First Founding Father
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Harlow Giles Unger
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-07 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Before Washington, before Jefferson, before Franklin or John Adams, there was Lee--Richard Henry Lee, the First Founding Father Richard Henry Lee was first to call for independence, first to call for union, and first to call for a bill of rights to protect Americans against government tyranny. A towering figure
The Forgotten Founding Father
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Joshua Kendall
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-14 - Publisher: Penguin

Noah Webster's name is now synonymous with the dictionary he created, but his story is not nearly so ubiquitous. Now acclaimed author of The Man Who Made Lists, Joshua Kendall sheds new light on Webster's life, and his far-reaching influence in establishing the American nation. Webster hobnobbed with various Founding
Founding Father
Language: en
Pages: 230
Authors: Richard Brookhiser
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997-02-22 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

A revisionist biography of George Washington chronicles his quarter-century career in public life, from his heroic deeds as a leader through the legacy that has been passed down to his political descendants
The Last Founding Father
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Harlow Giles Unger
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-09-28 - Publisher: Da Capo Press

In this compelling biography, award-winning author Harlow Giles Unger reveals the epic story of James Monroe (1758–1831)—the last of America's Founding Fathers—who transformed a small, fragile nation beset by enemies into a powerful empire stretching “from sea to shining sea.” Like David McCullough's John Adams and Jon Meacham's American Lion,
The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: William J. Cooper
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-24 - Publisher: Liveright Publishing

“A vivid and convincing account of one of the most significant—but too often overlooked—figures in our history.”—Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of American Lion Overshadowed by both his brilliant father and the brash and bold Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams has long been dismissed as an aloof intellectual. Viciously assailed