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From the New York Times bestselling author, the larger than life story of America's fifth president, who transformed a small, fragile nation into a powerful empire 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…

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An authoritative, accessible guide to the figures who shaped a nationHow did upstart colonists solidify the ideas celebrated in the Declaration of Independence and defeat the powerful British army? How did thinkers from disparate backgrounds shape a government that transformed modern politics? The Founding Fathers explains how, putting valuable information on this historic period at your fingertips--straight from one of the most trusted sources of information around the globe.This…

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In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation.The United States was more a fragile hope than a reality in 1790. During the decade that followed, the Founding Fathers—re-examined here as Founding Brothers—combined the ideals of the…

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If you love Lin Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton, or the books of Ron Chernow and David McCullough, then dig into these facts about Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin and the rest of the founding fathers.America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers again. Here is a popping fresh collection of little-known facts and surprising trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers – from those you’d expect (George…

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