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Honorable treason : the Declaration of Independence and the men who signed it

Author: David Freeman Hawke
Publisher: New York : Viking Press, 1976.
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"This timely book takes you behind the scene and gives you firsthand accounts of the struggles and personal anxieties suffered during the months prior to July 4, 1776. In a refreshingly candid manner, each of the signers is profiled according to how his contemporaries saw him. The well-known among them are sketched here -- Thomas Jefferson, the penman of the Declaration; John Adams, the Colossus of Independence;  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hawke, David Freeman.
Honorable treason.
New York : Viking Press, 1976
(OCoLC)643640441
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Freeman Hawke
ISBN: 0670378577 9780670378579
OCLC Number: 1694103
Description: x, 240 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: A momentous question --
The colossus --
"Be it resolved...' --
The great debate --
The politicians --
A look around the room --
The mild and steady --
The penman --
July --
The roll call --
A difficult time for Mr. Jeffrerson --
The signing --
Arrivals and departures --
Epilogue --
Text of the Declaration --
The signers grouped by states.
Responsibility: David Freeman Hawke.

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"This timely book takes you behind the scene and gives you firsthand accounts of the struggles and personal anxieties suffered during the months prior to July 4, 1776. In a refreshingly candid manner, each of the signers is profiled according to how his contemporaries saw him. The well-known among them are sketched here -- Thomas Jefferson, the penman of the Declaration; John Adams, the Colossus of Independence; Richard Henry Lee and Samuel Adams, the strategists who guided the Declaration through Congress. But also here are the less-known figures, and from behind their signatures they emerge as distinct and lively personalities: John Witherspoon, Arthur Middleton, Button Gwinnett, Roger Sherman, John Hancock, George Taylor, Matthew Thornton, William Whipple, and Lewis Morris." -- Taken from the book jacket flap.

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