The Founding Fathers

ISBN: 9781402280092

By: Gordon Leidner

Published: 05/07/2013

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Filled with over two hundred quotes from John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and more, The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of America’s most influential leaders in an elegant collection that explores the American Revolution. Discover their thoughts on honesty, democracy, perseverance, hope, liberty and leadership, and read from landmark speeches of the day—from Samuel Adam’s 1776 address to the Continental Congress to George Washington’s resignation speech. Hear the voices of the people who changed the world. Praise for Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches by Gordon Leidner “An easy and enjoyable introduction to one of America’s greatest presidents and heroes.” ~ Tom Schwartz, historian emeritus for the state of Illinois “Gordon Leidner provides readers with a toothsome smorgasbord of Abraham Lincoln’s wit and wisdom. This volume is an excellent introduction to the Great Emancipator’s humanity, philosophy, humor, and eloquence.” ~ Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, University of Illinois-Springfield “Abraham Lincoln had the God-given talent to express himself in words that the people felt and understood. [This] book enables readers to sample and touch the greatness of Lincoln through his letters, public papers, and speeches.” ~ Edwin C. Bearrs, historican emeritus, National Park Service



Chapter 1
The Revolution
The American Revolution took place in the hearts and minds of the people long before the first shots were fired. Their leade


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“History buffs and liberty lovers alike may appreciate this book’s pocket-sized format, which makes it easily portable, but with over 200 quotes from America’s founders—often refer...

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Format: Hardcover

Length: 6 in
Width: 4 in
Weight: 5.68 oz
Page Count: 176 pages


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