The Forgotten Founding Father
Score: 3
From 16 Ratings

The Forgotten Founding Father


  • Author: Joshua Kendall
  • Release Date : 2011-04-14
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 3451214 Bytes


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 Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started New York's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United State...

The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers


  • Author: Thomas Fleming
  • Release Date : 2009-11-03
  • Genre: United States
  • File Size: 1542127 Bytes


In The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers from Smithsonian Books, historian Thomas Fleming, author of The Perils of Peace, offers a fresh look at the critical role of women in the lives of Washington, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Hamilton, and Madison. Fleming nimbly takes readers through a great deal of early American history, as our founding fathers struggle to reconcile the private and public–and often deal with a media every bit as gossip-seeking and inflammatory as ours today....

The Forgotten Founding Father
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

The Forgotten Founding Father


  • Author : Joshua Kendall
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-04-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1101486546


The Forgotten Founding Father Book Description :

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 Fathers and was a young confidant of George Washington and Ben Franklin. He started New York's first daily newspaper, predating Alexander Hamilton's New York Post. His "blue-backed speller" for schoolchildren sold millions of copies and influenced early copyright law. But perhaps most important, Webster was an ardent supporter of a unified, definitively American culture, distinct from the British, at a time when the United States of Amer...

John Winthrop

John Winthrop


  • Author : Francis J. Bremer
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195179811


John Winthrop Book Description :

The first full-length biography of the first governor of the Massechusetts Bay Colony delves deeply into the life of this seminal figure in the formation of American society and culture....

Forgotten Founding Father

Forgotten Founding Father


  • Author : Stephen Mansfield
  • Publisher : Cumberland House Publishing
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1581821654


Forgotten Founding Father Book Description :

For many of those who are even familiar with his name, George Whitfield is thought of as a preacher, a man connected with the Great Awakening in the 1700s. While this is true, it is only part of the story. As a student at Oxford University, he experienced a spiritual awakening under the influence of John Wesley's Methodists and immediately began tending to prisoners, caring for the poor, and preaching the Christian gospel. He met with astounding success, in time speaking to larger crowds than had ever gathered in the history of England. Whitefield became the most famous man of his age. His impact upon the American colonies, however, may have been his most lasting gift. In seven tours of the colonies, Whitfield preached from Georgia to Maine, calling ...

America s Forgotten Founding Father

America s Forgotten Founding Father


  • Author : Rosanne Welch
  • Publisher : Barbera Foundation Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2018-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1947431072


America s Forgotten Founding Father Book Description :

His loyalty lasted a lifetime... Surgeon, merchant, vintner, and writer Filippo Mazzei influenced American business, politics, and philosophy. Befriending Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, Mazzei was a strong liaison for others in Europe. Mazzei was Jefferson's inspiration for the most famous line in the Declaration of Independence: "All men are created equal." Clearly, Mazzei had a gift of language and often used his words to share his ideas about religious freedom. Mazzei encouraged other Italians still living overseas to join him in a country rich with opportunity and promise. Often, when returning from Italy, he booked passages on ships for people who desired to travel to America and employed them on his estate--just to ensure a better, mor...

Tan Malaka

Tan Malaka


  • Author : TEMPO Publishing
  • Publisher : Tempo Publishing
  • Release Date :
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781301282807


Tan Malaka Book Description :

HE was the first important figure who conceived of and wrote about the Republic of Indonesia. Muhammad Yamin called him, “Father of the Republic of Indonesia.” Following the declaration of independence he mobilized the youth for a mass rally at the Ikada Square on September 19, 1945. Tan Malaka could be called Indonesia’s most mysterious independence figure. He lived on the run in 11 countries...

Richard Varick  A Forgotten Founding Father

Richard Varick A Forgotten Founding Father


  • Author : Paul Cushman
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 2010-02-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780977233762


Richard Varick A Forgotten Founding Father Book Description :

The life of a prominent Dutch-American patriot....

George Mason  Forgotten Founder
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

George Mason Forgotten Founder


  • Author : Jeff Broadwater
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 2009-11-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0807830534


George Mason Forgotten Founder Book Description :

In this first full biography of George Mason (1725-92) in a quarter-century, Jeff Broadwater shows that Mason was often driven by concerns about the abuse of political power, which went to the essence of the American experience. Illustrations....

The First Emancipator
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The First Emancipator


  • Author : Andrew Levy
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375761041


The First Emancipator Book Description :

A definitive account of a landmark event in American history describes how, in 1791, Robert Carter III, one of Virginia's wealthiest planters, freed more than 450 slaves, revealing how and why Carter made his extraordinary gesture. Reprint. 10,000 first printing....

First Founding Father

First Founding Father


  • Author : Harlow Giles Unger
  • Publisher : Da Capo Press
  • Release Date : 2017-11-07
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780306825620


First Founding Father Book Description :

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 Briti...