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14 Fascinating Books About the Founding Fathers of America

They were more than a stuffy group of old men—in fact, many of them were young and rowdy.

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Founding Brothers

By Joseph J. Ellis

The Political Philosophy of George Washington

The Political Philosophy of George Washington

By Jeffry H. Morrison

Jefferson on Freedom

Jefferson on Freedom

By Thomas Jefferson

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Young Benjamin Franklin: The Birth of Ingenuity

By Nick Bunker

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

Washington

Washington

By James Thomas Flexner

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The Wisdom of Thomas Jefferson

By Thomas Jefferson, edited by Kees De Mooy

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John Adams

By David McCullough

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James Madison and the Making of America

By Kevin R. C. Gutzman

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What Kind of Nation: Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, and the Epic Struggle to Create a United States

By James F. Simon

John Jay

John Jay

By Walter Stahr

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The Intimate Lives of the Founding Fathers

By Thomas Fleming

American Sphinx, Thomas Jefferson biography

American Sphinx

By Joseph J. Ellis

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Alexander Hamilton

By Ron Chernow