Our Country's Founders


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689844697
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 320
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Presents a book of advice from our nation's founders on how to be a good citizen and a worthy member of civil society.

Our Country's Founders

A Book of Advice Foe Young People
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Turtleback
ISBN: 9780613371636
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 324
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Presents a book of advice from our nation's founders on how to be a good citizen and a worthy member of civil society.

Our Country's Founders

A Book of Advice for Young People
Author: William John Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9780689821066
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 314
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A book of advice from our nation's founders on how to be a good citizen and a worthy member of civil society.

Our Sacred Honor

Words of Advice from the Founders in Stories, Letters, Poems, and Speeches
Author: William John Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068484138X
Category: History
Page: 430
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An anthology of the words and accomplishments of America's founders offers lessons in courage, civility, honesty, and other virtues and values

Founders of Our Country


Author: Fanny Eliza Coe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: America
Page: 320
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The Founders' Key

The Divine and Natural Connection Between the Declaration and the Constitution and What We Risk by Losing It
Author: Dr. Larry Arnn
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1595554734
Category: History
Page: 240
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Today the integrity and unity of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are under attack by the Progressive political movement. And yet, writes Larry P. Arnn: “The words of the Declaration of Independence ring across the ages. The arrangements of the Constitution have a way of organizing our actions so as to produce certain desirable results, and they have done this more reliably than any governing instrument in the history of man. Connect these arrangements to the beauty of the Declaration and one has something inspiring and commanding.” From Chapter 2, The Founders’ Key Dr. Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, reveals this integral unity of the Declaration and the Constitution. Together, they form the pillars upon which the liberties and rights of the American people stand. United, they have guided history’s first self-governing nation, forming our government under certain universal and eternal principles. Unfortunately, the effort to redefine government to reflect “the changing and growing social order” has gone very far toward success. Politicians such as Franklin Roosevelt found ways to condemn and discard the Constitution and to redefine the Declaration to justify government without limit. As a result, both documents have been weakened, their influence diminished, and their meaning obscured—paving the way for the modern administrative state, unaccountable to the will of the people. The Founders’ Key is a powerful call to rediscover the connection between these two mighty documents, and thereby restore our political faith and revive our free institutions.

The New Founders

What Would George Washington Think of the United States of America If He Were Alive Today?
Author: Joseph F. Connor,Michael S. Duncan,Dick Morris
Publisher: Dunham Group
ISBN: 9780985532864
Category: Fiction
Page: 272
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In this novel set in the United States in 2012, six men learn they are the reincarnations of selected founding fathers of the United States and, led by a man they accept to be George Washington himself, they band together to educate George Washington on U.S. history and to work to elect George Washington to the United States presidency.

First Founding Father

Richard Henry Lee and the Call to Independence
Author: Harlow Giles Unger
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0306825627
Category: History
Page: 320
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Before Washington, before Jefferson, before Franklin or John Adams, there was Lee--Richard Henry Lee, the First Founding Father Richard Henry Lee was first to call for independence, first to call for union, and first to call for a bill of rights to protect Americans against government tyranny. A towering figure in America's Revolutionary War, Lee was as much the "father of our country" as George Washington, for it was Lee who secured the political and diplomatic victories that ensured Washington's military victories. Lee was critical in holding Congress together at a time when many members sought to surrender or flee the approach of British troops. Risking death on the gallows for defying British rule, Lee charged into battle himself to prevent British landings along the Virginia coast--despite losing most of his left hand in an explosion. A stirring, action-packed biography, First Founding Father will startle most Americans with the revelation that many historians have ignored for more than two centuries: Richard Henry Lee, not Thomas Jefferson, was the author of America's original Declaration of Independence.

First Founders

American Puritans and Puritanism in an Atlantic World
Author: Francis J. Bremer
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1584659599
Category: History
Page: 282
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An introduction to the diverse lives of the Puritan founders by a leading expert

What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?

How Today’S Leaders Have Lost Their Way
Author: H. John Lyke PH D
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475944167
Category: Political Science
Page: 194
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Psychologist, H. John Lyke, and author of What Would Our Founding Fathers Say?, asks the question: At the end of this century, will the United States still be a world leader or will we continue to be an inferior caricature of what we once were or, even worse, will we have become another fallen empire? Put another way, will the dreams and promises of Americans for their country continue to become unattainable?" This book offers political straight talk about todays issues between the right and the left by looking through the eyes of the patriots who wrote the plans for our fledging nation. Are we following that plan? What was between the lines that our representatives seem to have forgotten? What was expected of the citizenry that the rest of us are neglecting to do? Lyke provides a clear and impassioned plea to get back to basics. And he shows us, in this treatise of some substance, why the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights were written, and why those superb documents continue to stand the test of time. Lyke believes he has provided the bipartisan political formula necessary for his children and grandchildren, as well as his fellow Americans living in this country, to be able to live their lives with dignity, respect and a sense of purpose and pride of accomplishment - in a way not possible in the world of politics today.

American Gospel

God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation
Author: Jon Meacham
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781588365774
Category: History
Page: 448
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham reveals how the Founding Fathers viewed faith—and how they ultimately created a nation in which belief in God is a matter of choice. At a time when our country seems divided by extremism, American Gospel draws on the past to offer a new perspective. Meacham re-creates the fascinating history of a nation grappling with religion and politics–from John Winthrop’s “city on a hill” sermon to Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence; from the Revolution to the Civil War; from a proposed nineteenth-century Christian Amendment to the Constitution to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s call for civil rights; from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. Debates about religion and politics are often more divisive than illuminating. Secularists point to a “wall of separation between church and state,” while many conservatives act as though the Founding Fathers were apostles in knee britches. As Meacham shows in this brisk narrative, neither extreme has it right. At the heart of the American experiment lies the God of what Benjamin Franklin called “public religion,” a God who invests all human beings with inalienable rights while protecting private religion from government interference. It is a great American balancing act, and it has served us well. Meacham has written and spoken extensively about religion and politics, and he brings historical authority and a sense of hope to the issue. American Gospel makes it compellingly clear that the nation’s best chance of summoning what Lincoln called “the better angels of our nature” lies in recovering the spirit and sense of the Founding. In looking back, we may find the light to lead us forward. Praise for American Gospel “In his American Gospel, Jon Meacham provides a refreshingly clear, balanced, and wise historical portrait of religion and American politics at exactly the moment when such fairness and understanding are much needed. Anyone who doubts the relevance of history to our own time has only to read this exceptional book.”—David McCullough, author of 1776 “Jon Meacham has given us an insightful and eloquent account of the spiritual foundation of the early days of the American republic. It is especially instructive reading at a time when the nation is at once engaged in and deeply divided on the question of religion and its place in public life.”—Tom Brokaw, author of The Greatest Generation

Written Out of History

The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government
Author: Mike Lee
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0399564470
Category: History
Page: 256
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Some of America’s most important founders have been erased from our history books. In the fight to restore the true meaning of the Constitution, their stories must be told. In the earliest days of our nation, a handful of unsung heroes—including women, slaves, and an Iroquois chief—made crucial contributions to our republic. They pioneered the ideas that led to the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, and the abolition of slavery. Yet, their faces haven’t been printed on our currency or carved into any cliffs. Instead, they were marginalized, silenced, or forgotten—sometimes by an accident of history, sometimes by design. In the thick of the debates over the Constitution, some founders warned about the dangers of giving too much power to the central government. Though they did not win every battle, these anti-Federalists and their allies managed to insert a system of checks and balances to protect the people from an intrusive federal government. Other forgotten figures were not politicians themselves, but by their thoughts and actions influenced America’s story. Yet successive generations have forgotten their message, leading to the creation of a vast federal bureaucracy that our founders would not recognize and did not want. Senator Mike Lee, one of the most consistent and impassioned opponents of an abusive federal government, tells the story of liberty’s forgotten heroes. In these pages, you’ll learn the true stories of founders such as... • Aaron Burr who is depicted in the popular musical Hamilton and in history books as a villain, but in reality was a far more complicated figure who fought the abuse of executive power. • Mercy Otis Warren, one of the most prominent female writers in the Revolution and a protégé of John Adams, who engaged in vigorous debates against the encroachment of federal power and ultimately broke with Adams over her fears of the Constitution. • Canasatego, an Iroquois chief whose words taught Benjamin Franklin the basic principles behind the separation of powers. The popular movement that swept Republicans into power in 2010 and 2016 was led by Americans who rediscovered the majesty of the Constitution and knew the stories of Hamilton, Madison, and Washington. But we should also know the names of the contrarians who argued against them and who have been written out of history. If we knew of the heroic fights of these lost founders, we’d never have ended up with a government too big, too powerful, and too unresponsive to its citizens. The good news is that it’s not too late to rememberand to return to our first principles. Restoring the memory of these lost individuals will strike a crippling blow against big government.

Founding Gardeners

The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation
Author: Andrea Wulf
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307390683
Category: Gardening
Page: 368
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The award-winning author of The Brother Gardeners presents a tour of the lives of the founding fathers from their perspectives as gardeners, farmers and plantsmen, revealing how a shared passion for agriculture shaped their beliefs and decisions. Reprint.

E Pluribus ONE

Reclaiming Our Founders' Vision for a United America
Author: Sophia A. Nelson
Publisher: Center Street
ISBN: 1455569372
Category: Political Science
Page: 352
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OUR FOUNDERS understood that America was the greatest experiment on earth. And they sealed it with these words: E pluribus Unum: "Out of Many We Are One." "America is the story of us. And us isn't doing so great right now." Says award winning journalist and author Sophia A. Nelson. Coming on the heels of the raucous and divisive 2016 general election campaign, Nelson attempts to give the nation an inspirational charge and lift by helping us to reclaim our founders' vision for a united and strong America. Nelson reminds us that "we the people" are charged by our founders' to cherish life, liberty, freedom and equality, as well as to safeguard the nation from intrusive governance. The founders' also charged our leaders to be moral, virtuous, patriotic servants of the people. In this groundbreaking book, Nelson challenges us to live out the call of our founding: We are ONE America. We are ONE People. We are ONE nation indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Pulling from our founding fathers' core principles of liberty, citizenship, morals, virtues, civic engagement, equality, self-governance, and, when required, civil disobedience, Nelson calls us to a higher standard. She calls us to purpose. And she calls us to rediscover the things that unite us, not divide us. One is a book that all Americans, regardless of political party, race, religion, or gender can embrace and share with their children and grandchildren for generations. It is a reminder simply of what makes America great and what makes us the envy of the world. Alexis de Tocqueville said it best: "America is great because America is good. If America ever ceases to be good, it will cease to be great." Nelson takes us on a historical, yet very inspirational journey of not just our founding values, but the men and women who walked them out and brought America to be the great light it is in the world over the past 240 years.

Bleeding Heart Conservatives

Why It's Good to Be Right
Author: Allison Lee Pillinger Choi
Publisher: Post Hill Press
ISBN: 1682610209
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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The human spirit is at the heart of Conservatism. Conservatives have become a marginalized and misunderstood demographic in our pop-political culture. They are not as they are often portrayed: greedy, racists, sexist, homophobic and violent. Rather, they believe in equality, opportunity, accountability, freedom and independence. Harvard graduate Pillinger Choi, a first generation daughter of a Korean mother and a Jewish father, presents conservative views on social, fiscal and foreign policy issues from a modest and compassionate perspective. Bleeding Heart Conservatives will invigorate jaded conservatives, closet conservatives, and conservatives-turned-libertarian/independent, as well as enlighten curious apoliticals and liberals.

Less About Me; More About We


Author: Daniel C. Bruch with Thomas W. Striete
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1483600335
Category: Religion
Page: 152
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This book is an answer to those who claim that liberalism is immoral and is somehow destroying the cultural values of the USA. It seeks to reinvigorate the over-arching liberal value that it is "less about me and more about we." It also seeks to provide a careful and reasoned response, in a specifically Judeo-Christian context, to many of the most vocalized and divisive current issues: patriotism, war, abortion, the "war" on women, homosexuality, poverty, and the environment. Using quiet, confident scholarship and reason, the authors seek to restore and energize a more informed response to the Religious and Political Right.

Summary: In Defense of the Religious Right

Review and Analysis of Patrick Hynes's Book
Author: BusinessNews Publishing
Publisher: Primento
ISBN: 2511000970
Category: Political Science
Page: 44
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The must-read summary of Patrick Hynes's book: “In Defense of the Religious Right: Why Conservative Christians are the Lifeblood of the Republican Party and Why That Terrifies the Democrats”. This complete summary of "In Defense of the Religious Right" by Patrick Hynes, a Republican consultant, outlines his examination of the myths about the religious right in American politics. He reveals the truth about their goals, positioning and demographics. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the religious right in America • Expand your knowledge of American politics To learn more, read "In Defense of the Religious Right" and discover how the religious right influences American politics, and why many people are wrong about them.

Ties That Bound

Founding First Ladies and Slaves
Author: Marie Jenkins Schwartz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022646072X
Category: History
Page: 416
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Behind every great man stands a great woman. And behind that great woman stands a slave. Or so it was in the households of the Founding Fathers from Virginia, where slaves worked and suffered throughout the domestic environments of the era, from Mount Vernon, Monticello, and Montpelier to the nation’s capital. American icons like Martha Washington, Martha Jefferson, and Dolley Madison were all slaveholders. And as Marie Jenkins Schwartz uncovers in Ties That Bound, these women, as the day-to-day managers of their households, dealt with the realities of a slaveholding culture directly and continually, even in the most intimate of spaces. Unlike other histories that treat the stories of the First Ladies’ slaves as separate from the lives of their mistresses, Ties That Bound closely examines the relationships that developed between the First Ladies and their slaves. For elite women and their families, slaves were more than an agricultural workforce; slavery was an entire domestic way of life that reflected and reinforced their status. In many cases slaves were more constant companions to the white women of the household than were their husbands and sons, who often traveled or were at war. By looking closely at the complicated intimacy these women shared, Schwartz is able to reveal how they negotiated their roles, illuminating much about the lives of slaves themselves, as well as class, race, and gender in early America. By detailing the prevalence and prominence of slaves in the daily lives of women who helped shape the country, Schwartz makes it clear that it is impossible to honestly tell the stories of these women while ignoring their slaves. She asks us to consider anew the embedded power of slavery in the very earliest conception of American politics, society, and everyday domestic routines.

Book of Virtues


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671683063
Category: Education
Page: 831
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A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.

Gentlemen Scientists and Revolutionaries

The Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment
Author: Tom Shachtman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137278250
Category: History
Page: 272
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Explores the scientific pursuits and discoveries of the Founding Fathers, from George Washington's embrace of a smallpox vaccination that saved the American army to Thomas Paine's many inventions, including the first-ever iron span bridge.