499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America's Founding Fathers
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499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America's Founding Fathers

Skyhorse Publishing / 2016 / Paperback

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Get to know the historical figure behind the smash-hit Broadway Musical Hamilton---as well as the other influential early-American founders---with 499 Facts about Hip-Hop Hamilton and the Rest of America's Founding Fathers! Dive into facts on Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin and more-each chapter begins with a fact-box and is followed by a list of "Things You Never Knew About" them with a hefty dose of excerpts of their writing. You can even test your knowledge with a quiz in the back! 219 indexed pages, softcover.

Please note that this book includes information on some mature situations (e.g. illegitimate children and affairs) and some strong language. Parents may wish to preview.


Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 1510712127
ISBN-13: 9781510712126

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Publisher's Description

You want a revolution? So did Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers!

America has fallen in love again with Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers. Here is a popping fresh collection of facts and forgotten trivia surrounding the American Revolution and our forefathers – from those you’d expect (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ben Franklin, and Hamilton, of course) to those you may never have heard of, but you probably should have (who the heck was Rufus King?):

Alexander Hamilton was born on foreign soil and became an American hero - the founder of the U.S. Mint and the U.S. Coast Guard. The naval communication book he wrote was still being used by the US Navy and Coast Guard through the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Roger Sherman (of Connecticut) was one of only two Founding Fathers who signed the three bulwark documents of our republic: The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of the Confederation, and the Constitution. (Give props to this guy.)
By the time he was thirty, George Washington had had smallpox, pleurisy, dysentery, and malaria.

Readers will be left with a greater appreciation and deeper respect for these human beings who were just trying to accomplish the incredible: create the greatest nation in history.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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