Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence

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WallBuilder Press, Feb 1, 1995 - Biography & Autobiography - 384 pages
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While most children grasp the importance of America's Declaration of Independence, few experience the lives of its multifarious signatories. Few read of the trials & tribulations of those who risked their "lives, fortunes & sacred honor" for the liberty we dearly cherish. LIVES OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, originally published in 1848, provides a brief biography of each of these men. These biographies, accompanied by fifty engravings, illuminate "the chief events in the lives of the men who stood sponsors at the baptism of blood of our infant republic." Children will rediscover the private & public virtues of America's most venerated fathers; they will relive the creation of the most stable & enviable nation in the world. LIVES OF THE SIGNERS also offers an instructive survey of the causes of Independence, simplifying the Declaration with discussion & analysis for each grievance. An excellent tool for the promising young scholar, & a worthy addition to any library. Bookstores will prosper as patrons reach for the distinctive & beautifully embossed cover. This & other books - including several historical reprints - as well as videos & audios are available from WallBuilders, Inc., P.O. Box 397, Aledo, TX 76008, 1-800-873-2845. Discounts available, net 30, returns on overstock.

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This book was originally published in 1848, and it shows. Each signer was a man of superior intelligence and integrity, with no faults whatsoever! Having said that, it may be the only book that brings ... Read full review

Would like to have had hardback for gift.

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I gave this as a gift for my father-in-law's 80th birthday. He seemed to enjoy it. A hardback version would have been nice for a gift, but it wasn't available. Read full review


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About the author (1995)

Benson J. Lossing (1813-1891) was the author of many books, including 1776, or the War of Independence, The Pictorial Field-Book of the Revolution, The Pictorial Field-Book of the War of 1812, Empire State: A Compendious History of New York, and The Hudson: From Wilderness to Sea.