Gordon S. Wood
OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
“An insightful masterpiece of analysis.”
—Walter Isaacson. “In this absorbing narrative, one of our premier American historians
has captured the extraordinary interaction of a
rising American people and the man who rose
with them, shaping their aspirations as they
shaped his.”—Edmund Morgan. “Dazzling....
does justice to its subject by enabling us to
understand Franklin in all his richness and
complexity.”—John Brewer, The New York
Review of Books.
Penguin 320 pp. 0-14-303528-2 $16.00
A New York Times Notable Book; A Washington
Post Book of the Year
And Other Writings
Edited with an Introduction
by Kenneth A. Silverman
For this edition, Pulitzer Prize–winning biographer Silverman has modernized the spelling
from the Max Farrand manuscript version. Also
includes generous selections from Franklin’s
essays and letters. New pagination. 272 pp.
PenguinClassics 0-14-243760-3 $8.00
Edited with an Introduction by L. Jesse Lemisch
Afterword by Carla Mulford
The Autobiography plus writings on science,
politics, family life, and religion. Bibliography,
biographical note, index.
Signet Classics 352 pp. 0-451-52810-7 $4.95
AUTOBIOGRAPHY, POOR RICHARD,
AND LATER WRITINGS
Edited by J. A. Leo Lemay
Library of America 1-883011-53-1
SILENCE DOGOOD, THE BUSY-BODY,
AND EARLY WRITINGS
Edited by J. A. Leo Lemay
Library of America 1-931082-22-7
THE PORTABLE BENJAMIN FRANKLIN
Edited with an Introduction by Larzer Ziff
A generous selection of writings that brings to
life the attractive, complex, and guileful
genius of the most celebrated American of his
age. 480 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-303954-7 $17.00
6 American History
THE PORTABLE THOMAS JEFFERSON
Edited by Merrill D. Peterson
Includes A Summary View of the Rights of
British America and Notes on the State of Virginia
complete; seventy-nine letters; “Response to
the Citizens of Albemarle,” 1790; “Opinion on
the Constitutionality of a National Bank,”
1791; and many other writings.
Penguin 640 pp. 0-14-015080-3 $17.00
NOTES ON THE STATE OF VIRGINIA
Edited and with an Introduction
and Notes by Frank Shuffelton
This edition features the historic text—that
which Jefferson’s contemporaries would have
read—and is fully annotated, with a supporting context of letters and documents. 400 pp.
Penguin Classics 0-14-043667-7 $14.00
Saul K. Padover
A Great American’s Life and Ideas
“One of the best…biographies of Jefferson.”
—Henry Steele Commager. Index.
Signet 192 pp. 0-451-62797-0 $6.99
Michael Kammen, editor
THE ORIGINS OF THE AMERICAN
CONSTITUTION: A Documentary History
“Easily the best brief documentary history of
the origins of the U.S. Constitution.”
—Terence Ball. A lively, learned introduction
by eminent Constitutional expert Kammen
makes this volume indispensable for a wide
range of courses in American history and
INCLUDES: the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Judiciary Act; the
twenty-one most important Federalist papers (
numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 23, 37, 39, 47, 48, 49, 51,
62, 63, 70, 78, 84, 85); seventeen Anti-Federalist writings, including substantial extracts from the two
leading critics of the Constitution, “Federal Farmer”
and “Brutus”; sixty letters; and important proceedings, resolutions, and state plans.
Penguin 448 pp. 0-14-008744-3 $14.95
Ralph Ketcham, editor
THE ANTI-FEDERALIST PAPERS
and THE CONSTITUTIONAL
A complete collection of original documents.
Important arguments are keyed to corresponding Federalist letters.
Signet Classics 416 pp. 0-451-52884-0 $7.95
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay,
and James Madison
THE FEDERALIST PAPERS
Edited by Clinton Rossiter
Introduction and Annotations
by Charles R. Kesler
Based on the original McLean edition of 1788.
INCLUDES: Table of Contents with a brief precis of
each essay; Appendix containing a copy of the Constitution with cross-references to The Federalist
Papers; Index of Ideas that lists the major political
concepts discussed; and copies of the Declaration of
Independence and Articles of Confederation.
Signet Classics 688 pp. 0-451-52881-6 $7.95
Edited with an Introduction by Isaac Kramnick
First published in 1788 in New York by J. and
A. McLean. Includes the Constitution. Notes.
Penguin Classics 0-14-044495-5 $13.95
Edited by Jack N. Rakove
“An invaluable sampling from the work of our
most original political thinker.”—Gary Rosen.
Library of America 1-883011-66-3 $40.00
Joseph Plumb Martin
A NARRATIVE OF
A REVOLUTIONARY SOLDIER
Some of the Adventures, Dangers,
and Sufferings of Joseph Plumb Martin
Introduction by Thomas Fleming
In this first-hand account of the Revolutionary
War, which was previously published as the
memoir Private Yankee Doodle, Joseph Plumb
Martin narrates his true adventures as a
teenage private in the Continental Army—and
offers a rare glimpse of the beginnings of our
nation’s history and the hardships endured by
Signet Classics 272 pp. 0-451-52811-5 $6.95
Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony
Anthropologist and ethnohistorian Lee Miller
casts new light on a 400-year-old mystery, the
disappearance of the colony on Roanoke
Island off the coast of North Carolina—115
men, women, and children. “Enlivening
insight and astounding detail.”—Chicago
Tribune. 8-page b/w photo insert.
Penguin 384 pp. 0-14-200228-3 $16.00
Gary B. Nash
f THE UNKNOWN AMERICAN
The Unruly Birth of Democracy
and the Struggle to Create America
“Reveals the churning caldron of political and
social discontents—white, red, and black, rich
and poor, male and female—that was eighteenth-century North America…Nash’s is a
real revolution, with winners as well as losers,
with as many dreams dashed as dreams fulfilled.”—Daniel K. Richter, University of
Pennsylvania. B/w photos.
Viking 544 pp. 0-670-03420-7 $27.95
THE AMERICAN SOUL
Rediscovering the Wisdom of the Founders
“A remarkable achievement. It recovers the
wisdom of the founders of the American
republic in a new and exciting way, yet it
doesn’t avoid the many problems we have in
appreciating them.”—Robert N. Bellah, Univ.
of California, Berkeley. “Lyrical, provocative,
and profound.”—Publishers Weekly (starred).
Tarcher 400 pp. 1-58542-226-6 $14.95
John Rhodehamel, editor
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Writings from the War of Independence
“Will serve as a marvelous research tool for
specialists, but general readers...will also find
fascinating gems in this latest volume.”—
Booklist. Over 120 pieces by more than 70
participants. Chronology, biographical and
explanatory notes, index. 950 pp.
Library of America 1-883011-91-4 $40.00
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