Signing Their Lives Away

The Fame and Misfortune of the Men who Signed the Declaration of Independence

Author: Denise Kiernan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 255

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Presents the lives, deaths, and scandals involving the fifty-six signers of the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams, John Hancock, and Thomas Jefferson.

Signing Their Rights Away

Author: Denise Kiernan

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 254

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Unfold Book Jacket for a Full-Color Reproduction of the U.S. Constitution With their book Signing Their Lives Away, Denise Kiernan and Joseph D’Agnese introduced readers to the 56 statesmen (and occasional scoundrels!) who signed the Declaration of Independence. Now they’ve turned their attention to the 39 men who met in the summer of 1787 and put their names to the U.S. Constitution. Signing Their Rights Away chronicles a moment in American history when our elected officials knew how to compromise—and put aside personal gain for the greater good of the nation. These men were just as quirky and flawed as the elected officials we have today: Hugh Williamson believed in aliens, Robert Morris went to prison, Jonathan Dayton stole $18,000 from Congress, and Thomas Mifflin was ruined by alcohol. Yet somehow these imperfect men managed to craft the world’s most perfect Constitution. With 39 mini-biographies and a reversible dust jacket that unfolds into a poster of the original document, Signing Their Rights Away offers an entertaining and enlightening narrative for history buffs of all ages. From the Hardcover edition.

Graves of Our Founders

Their Lives, Contributions, and Burial Sites

Author: Lawrence Knorr

Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc.

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Category: History

Page: 262

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Joe Farrell, Joe Farley, and Lawrence Knorr have traveled across the eastern USA to the graves of over 200 founding fathers (and mothers) responsible for the birth of the United States of America. Included in this first volume are biographies and grave information for 51 of these luminaries who made significant contributions to the Revolutionary cause. In this volume: George WashingtonAbigail AdamsJohn AdamsWilliam BlountAaron BurrDaniel CarrollSamuel ChaseGeorge ClymerJohn CollinsFrancis DanaWilliam Richardson DavieWilliam Henry DraytonWilliam ElleryDeborah Sampson GarrettHoratio GatesElbridge GerryNicholas GilmanNathaniel GreeneButton GwinnettAlexander HamiltonElizabeth Schuyler HamiltonCornelius HarnettJohn HartJoseph HewesJared IngersollDaniel of St. Thomas JeniferFrancis Lightfoot LeeHenry Lee IIIRichard Henry LeePhilip LivingstonArthur MiddletonHenry MiddletonThomas MifflinRobert MorrisJohn MortonWilliam PacaJohn PennCharles PinckneyCaesar RodneyBenjamin RushRoger ShermanRichard SmithRichard StocktonThomas StoneGeorge TaylorNicholas Van DykeJoseph WarrenAnthony WayneNoah WebsterHenry WisnerGeorge Wythe

The Girls of Atomic City - 101 Amazing Facts You Didn't Know

#1 Fun Facts & Trivia Tidbits

Author: G Whiz

Publisher: GWhizBooks.com

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Did you know that the Girls of Atomic City unfolds a story through the eyes of real live women who lived and worked during the era of world war? Or, did you know that the story is based around interviews Kiernan had with ten women who worked in different roles at Oak Ridge, from janitor to machine operator to secretary to engineer during their young days? What are the amazing facts of The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan? Do you want to know the golden nuggets of facts readers love? If you've enjoyed the book, then this will be a must read delight for you! Collected for readers everywhere are 101 book facts about the book & author that are fun, down-to-earth, and amazingly true to keep you laughing and learning as you read through the book! Tips & Tricks to Enhance Reading Experience • Enter "G Whiz" after your favorite title to see if publication exists! ie) The Girls of Atomic City G Whiz • Enter "G Whiz 101" to search for entire catalogue! • Tell us what title you want next! • Combine your favorite titles to receive bundle coupons! • Submit a review and hop on the Wall of Contributors! “Get ready for fun, down-to-earth, and amazing facts that keep you laughing & learning!" - G Whiz DISCLAIMER: This work is a derivative work not to be confused with the original title. It is a collection of facts from reputable sources generally known to the public with source URLs for further reading and enjoyment. It is unofficial and unaffiliated with respective parties of the original title in any way. Due to the nature of research, no content shall be deemed authoritative nor used for citation purposes. Refined and tested for quality, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee or your money back.

The Men Who Made the Constitution

Lives of the Delegates to the Constitutional Convention

Author: John R. Vile

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 484

View: 933

In The Men Who Made the Constitution, constitutional scholar John R. Vile explores the lives and contributions of all delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention, including those who left before the Convention ended and those who stayed until the last day but refused to sign. Each biography records the delegate’s birth, education, previous positions or public service roles, homes, family life, life after the Convention, death, and resting place. Drawing directly from Convention debates and a vast array of secondary sources, Vile covers the positions of each delegate at the Convention on both major and minor issues and describes his service on committees and afterward at state ratification conventions.

The Girls of Atomic City

The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Author: Denise Kiernan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 373

View: 223

Looks at the valuable contributions made by the thousands of women who worked at a secret uranium-enriching facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee during World War II.

Stuff Every American Should Know

Author: Denise Kiernan

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 59

View: 630

This pocket-sized companion is filled with stuff every American should know. Who played the first game of baseball? What’s a bicameral congress? Where did Mount Rushmore come from? Who is Geronimo and who do we yell his name when we jump? Stuff Every American Should Know answers these questions plus great information on the Declaration of Independence, fireworks, the first Thanksgiving, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” assassination attempts on U.S. presidents, buffalo nickels, the Statue of Liberty, how to bake the perfect apple pie, and much, much more. From the Hardcover edition.

2013 Historically Speaking - Ebook

Author: Ray Smith

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN:

Category: History

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2013 Historically Speaking is the eighth annual volume of historical articles published in The Oak Ridger newspaper. Like others in this series, the weekly stories vary from purely historical event stories such as "The Graphite Reactor, Isotopes and a new element" to human interest stories such as ""Coach Gaddis and the 'Penny Lady.'" Both of these tell stories about different aspects of Oak Ridge life. There are stories of Lester Fox and his buses, Lee Russell's identification of the purpose of the "Y chromosome" to the history of Oak Ridge as seen by Bobby Copeland, one of the many people in Oak Ridge who are international experts. Bobby is an expert on "B Westerns!" Stories of Oak Ridge include the latest book to be published on Oak Ridge, "The Girls of Atomic City," by Denise Kiernan. There is a series on the history of Wheat from Sarah Littleton's perspective. I was pleased to capture these details of Oak Ridge history and am glad to bring them to you in this annual book form.

In Search of Duncan Ferguson

The Life and Crimes of a Footballing Enigma

Author: Alan Pattullo

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 606

He was one of the hardest, most controversial footballers of his generation: the £20million man who became the first professional player to go to jail for an offence committed on the field of play. He was the fans’ hero who disappeared. Duncan Ferguson was an old-fashioned Scottish centre-forward who went from a boarding house in Dundee to the marble staircase of Rangers in a record-breaking transfer. His £4m move from Dundee United to Ibrox made him British football’s most expensive native player. But he would also become one of the most notorious footballers in the land. Sent to prison after head-butting an opponent during a Scottish Premier Division match between Rangers and Raith Rovers, Ferguson made history all over again. He served half of a three-month sentence in Glasgow’s infamous Barlinnie Prison. A twelve-match ban from the Scottish Football Association was later overturned following a long appeal process. Bruised by the experience, he turned his back on Scotland’s national team and the media. Ferguson reaped the riches of the Sky era. He was a folk hero at Everton, where he spent ten years either side of an injury-hit spell at Newcastle United. Although the game made him a millionaire, he rejected its new culture of celebrity and remained a fiery figure, racking up a Premiership record of eight red cards. And then, after scoring in the final minute of the last game of his career, he turned his back on football completely – or so it seemed.

Transparency

Author: Leon D. Labastide

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 173

View: 251

Self-worth, encouraging, motivating, transparent, transparency; these are words to describe the content within this new book of mine. I felt as though I needed to invoke a change within the general public, through the experiences I have encountered in my life. I've compiled a collection of poems and short stories that deal with situations we struggle with daily. Just to let you know, I didn't point the finger at anyone. I made it my duty to show the general public, the transparency of me. At first, I was tentative with the content I was writing. But the realization of it all, is me accepting who I was and not hiding behind the metaphors of poems. However, in retrospect and in light of it all, I had to accept who I was. That was when I learn how to forgive. "I want to be remembered as dead poets are forgotten" -Leon D Labastide- "Don't be a public success, but a private failure. Your level of faith should be greater in private then public. Your success comes through your private endeavors, not your public." -Leon D Labastide- "Me being transparent is me being remember forever." - Oswin Benjamin-