Fourth of July

Since it is the Fourth of July, also known as the United States’ independence day and I thought it apt to honor books dealing with the American Revolution by creating a list of 13 books dedicated to the founding of America.

 

0The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

Henry W. Longfellow

Listen my children and you shall hear. Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere”. The previous lines are the beginning of Longfellow’s classic poem. A poem that has been read and reread by almost every elementary classroom in America, and it just seems fit to add this picture book to any list on the American Revolution.

 

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0Washington: A Life

Ron Chernow 

West of the Revolution: An Uncommon History of 1776

Claudio Saunt

 

1776 0

David McCullough

McCullough describes the 12 months of 1776 and the turmoil that occurred during this revolutionary time in America’s history.

 

 

0The Fourth of July and the Founding of America

Peter De Bolla

De Bolla takes readers on a journey that starts with the events of the original 4th of July in 1776 through how the myth and symbols of the 4th of July developed over time.

 

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power

Jon Meacham

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Benjamin Franklin 00

Walter Isaacson

 

 

 

 

0Singing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

Denise Kiernan & Joseh D’ Agnese

This book introduces readers to all the statesmen’s that signed the Declaration of Independence beyond the handful most people remember while also explaining the consequences of these individual gentlemen’s decision to rebel against King George III.

 

King George: What Was His Problem? : The Whole Hilarious Story of the American Revolution 00

Steve Sheinkin & Tim Robinson

A humorous children’s book that tackle real facts about the American Revolution while also including random and often irreverent tidbits about the founding fathers.

 

0The Men Who Lost America: British Leadership, the American Revolution, and the Fate of the Empire

Andrew Jackson O’Shaughnessy

 

 

John, Paul, George & Ben 0

Lane Smith

A kid’s book that proves when you’re talking about the founding fathers it’s okay to take some liberties. This book is a tongue in cheek look at our founding fathers and how some of their “alleged” childhood quirks followed them into adulthood. Kids will like the humor while adults can chuckle at the references.

 

0 Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution

A.J. Langguth

 

 

 

George Washington’s Secret Six: the Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution0

Brian Kilmeade

Spies, espionage, and the American Revolution make George Washington’s Secret Six an exciting journey into the fact that not just military endeavors lead to the victory of America over England.

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