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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and…

Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed… (2009)

by Joseph D'Agnese, Denise Kiernan (Author)

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Ever wondered who those men were that penned their name on the Declaration of Independence? This short book offers insight of what each man was risking by signing. ( )
  mgeorge2755 | May 13, 2014 |
The framers of the constitution were really no different than politicians of today. Except they truly had a desire to give man as much of the freedom God and Nature intended yet still keep an organized society. No one is perfect, it takes greedy men to fight for the freedom for all but honest men to not take the power. ( )
  cwflatt | Mar 10, 2012 |
A great little book. Although it would be easy to criticize this book for its lack of attention to detail and its ignoring of many important aspects of the individuals lives, but who cares? It was not intended as a monograph or an indepth study. It is what it is...a fun look at a diverse group of very interesting individuals. I plan on including some of the details of this book into my teaching (i.e. the origin of the word gerrymandering and/or how Samual Adams was a most unsuccessful businessman). ( )
  ccthulu | Aug 17, 2011 |
This is a good, albeit brief, overview of the 56 signatories of the Declaration of Independence. The authors try to use a few colloquial phrases, presumably to resonate with today's culture, which, in my opinion, detracts from the book. I would reccommend this book for anyone desiring a better understanding of the people who risked their lives by signing the document that declared our freedom from oppression. ( )
  torrey23 | May 5, 2011 |
Well-researched book on the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The authors imbued it with just the right mix of respect, humor and little-known tidbits to make this lofty, revered group seem human. Really enjoyed this read. ( )
  jlcarroll | Mar 9, 2011 |
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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.

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