We Hold These Truths

We Hold These Truths

And Other Words That Made America

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
A treasury of fifty famous quotes that had a formative influence on America's early years shares complementary narrative information about their lesser-known inspiration and history, in a volume that includes Benjamin Franklin's "A Republic if you can keep it" and John Paul Jones's "I have not yet begun to fight."

We Hold These Truths. . . . And Other Words that Made America presents 54 historically powerful quotes from the country's founders and founding documents and provides rich narratives that highlight their astounding, and generally unknown, origins.

& Taylor

Profiles famous Americans ranging from Abigail Adams to James Wilson, and discusses how some of their most famous quotations influenced the founding of the country.

Natl Book Network
Words, written or spoken, had a profound impact during the American founding. From Yankee Doodle to A Word to the Wise, these are the words of legend. But what's the real story behind them and why do they still inspire us today? We Hold These Truths presents 50 historically powerful quotes and combines them with brief narratives about their origins and impact--then and now.

Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers : Distributed by National Book Network ; Williamsburg, Va. : In association with the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, c2008
ISBN: 9780742562721
Characteristics: xiii, 242 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Smith, David

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