The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence
The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of  Independence  -     By: Dennis Brindell Fradin
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The Signers: The 56 Stories Behind the Declaration of Independence

Walker & Company / 2003 / Hardcover

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Meet the courageous men who signed the Declaration of Independence, and learn why they believed that "some words are worth living for, worth fighting for, worth dying for." This award-winning illustrated volume features 56 compelling biographies of men who risked their reputations, fortunes, and lives to boldly declare their support for liberty, equality, and freedom. 160 pages, hardcover from Walker.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Walker & Company
Publication Date: 2003
ISBN: 0802788491
ISBN-13: 9780802788498

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"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness."

For more than 225 years these words have inspired men and women in countries the world over to risk everything in pursuit of these lofty ideals. When they first appeared in our nation's birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, they were a call to action for a colony on the brink of rebellion. The 56 men who dared to sign their names to this revolutionary document knew they were putting their reputations, their fortunes, and their very lives on the line by boldly and publicly declaring their support for liberty and freedom. As Benjamin Franklin said as he signed his name, "We must all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately!"

Who were these men who are the first heroes of our nation? Award-winning team of author Dennis Brindell Fradin and illustrator Michael McCurdy bring their considerable talents together to illuminate the lives of these valiant men, ranging from the poorest farmers to the wealthiest merchants, whose dauntless courage inspired thousands of colonists to risk all for freedom.

Author Bio

Michael McCurdy (1942-2016), a well-known illustrator and woodcut artist, lived in Massachusetts.

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