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Signing Their Lives Away : The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese




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An entertaining and essential collection of stories about the surprising and strange fates of the fifty-six Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

In the summer of 1776, a group of 56 men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them. To wit:

- The Signer Who Was Poisoned By His Nephew
- The Signer Who Was Killed In a Duel
- The Signer Who Went to Prison
- The Signer Who Was Lost at Sea
- The Signer Who Achieved Fame as a Brewer

Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Lives Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for students, history buffs, politicos, and Hamilton fans alike.

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Overview

An entertaining and essential collection of stories about the surprising and strange fates of the fifty-six Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence.

In the summer of 1776, a group of 56 men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them. To wit:

- The Signer Who Was Poisoned By His Nephew
- The Signer Who Was Killed In a Duel
- The Signer Who Went to Prison
- The Signer Who Was Lost at Sea
- The Signer Who Achieved Fame as a Brewer

Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Lives Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for students, history buffs, politicos, and Hamilton fans alike.

 

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  • ISBN-13: 9781683691266
  • ISBN-10: 1683691261
  • Publisher: Quirk Books
  • Publish Date: April 2019
  • Page Count: 304
  • Reading Level: Ages 11-17
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds


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