Lives of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence
WallBuilder Press, 1995 - 384 pages
"In 1776, fifty-six Americans signed a simple document which unalterably changed the course of this country. Most know of the importance of the Declaration of Independence, but few know much about its Signers. This book (originally published in 1848 by eminent 19th-century historian, Benson J. Lossing) provides a brief biography of each signer of the Declaration. Accompanied by fifty engravings, these biographies shed light on what Lossing terms, 'the chief events in the lives of the men who stood sponsors at the baptism in blood of our infant republic.' Through this book - long used in American schools - we, too, can discover the private and public virtues of those venerated Americans who helped create the most stable and enviable nation in the world."--Page 4 of cover.
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LibraryThing ReviewKasutaja arvustus - Beammey - LibraryThing
I love learning about history, it's kind of my thing. And I've recently started to grow more of an interest in the american revolutionary war era. I did enjoy this book, even if I did find it overly ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewKasutaja arvustus - kaulsu - LibraryThing
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