Not Your Father's Founders: An "Amended" Look at America's First Patriots

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The founding fathers—reframed!

Tired of reading about stiff, snooze-worthy revolutionary rebels? How about lackluster wars and mind-numbing laws? Not Your Father's Founders breathes life back into history with dynamic profiles of the politicos, wartime heroes, and lesser-known but equally important players who built this nation.

Featuring hundreds of strange details and quirky stories, you'll love learning all about the thinkers, doers, and ...

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Overview

The founding fathers—reframed!

Tired of reading about stiff, snooze-worthy revolutionary rebels? How about lackluster wars and mind-numbing laws? Not Your Father's Founders breathes life back into history with dynamic profiles of the politicos, wartime heroes, and lesser-known but equally important players who built this nation.

Featuring hundreds of strange details and quirky stories, you'll love learning all about the thinkers, doers, and maintainers who spearheaded the rebellion. This re-read of American history will also keep you on your toes with entertaining facts, quotations, and revelations. For example, Samuel Adams' father was a merchant and brewer. Young Samuel worked for a while at the family brewery, but he did not have the head for it—or business in general.

The birth of our nation was anything but dull—and Not Your Father's Founders pays proper tribute to our country's creators with entertaining tales you'll never forget.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440540110
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 7/18/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 950,233
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Arthur G. Sharp, MA, has authored eleven books, most recently The Everything Theodore Roosevelt Book and The Everything Guide to the Middle East. His upcoming book is Bluejackets: The Definitive Illustrated History of the U.S. Navy, scheduled for release by Barnes & Noble in 2013. Sharp taught history and literature at the university level for several years before turning to writing full time.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Abigail Adams 11

John Adams 17

John Quincy Adams 23

Samuel Adams 29

Ethan Allen 34

Penelope Barker 39

Josiah Bartlett 44

William Campbell 49

Samuel Chase 54

Henry Clay 59

Lydia Darragh 64

Silas Deane 68

John Dickinson 73

Benjamin Franklin 79

Elbridge Gerry 84

Nathanael Greene 89

Alexander Hamilton 94

John Hancock 100

Benjamin Harrison 106

Patrick Henry 110

Joseph Hewes 115

Stephen Hopkins 120

John Jay 124

Thomas Jefferson 129

John Paul Jones 134

RufusKing 140

Henry Knox 144

Arthur Lee 149

Richard Henry Lee 153

Philip Livingston 158

Robert R. Livingston 162

James Madison 166

John Marshall 172

James Monroe 177

Gouverneur Morris 183

Robert Morris 187

Jeremiah O'Brien 191

James Otis Jr 195

Thomas Paine 200

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney 205

Caesar Rodney 210

Benjamin Rush 215

Haym Salomon 220

Deborah Sampson 225

Roger Sherman 230

Thomas Sumter 234

Benjamin Tallmadge 239

James Thacher 244

George Walton 248

Joseph Warren 252

Mercy Otis Warren 256

George Washington 261

Martha Washington 266

John Witherspoon 271

Appendix A The Acts of King George III and Parliament 275

Appendix B Contributions of Women 278

Index 283

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