Book cover of A Deserving Brother: George Washington and Freemasonry by Mark Tabbert
Biography & Autobiography

A Deserving Brother: George Washington and Freemasonry

Like several of America’s founding fathers, George Washington was a Freemason. Yet Washington’s ties to the fraternity and the role it played in his life have never been widely researched or understood. In A Deserving Brother, Mark Tabbert presents a complete story of Washington’s known association with Freemasonry. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution by Benjamin Carp
History

The Great New York Fire of 1776: A Lost Story of the American Revolution

New York City, the strategic center of the Revolutionary War, was the most important place in North America in 1776. That summer, an unruly rebel army under George Washington repeatedly threatened to burn the city rather than let the British take it. Shortly after the Crown’s forces took New York City, much of it mysteriously burned to the ground. […Learn More]

Book cover of Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero - The Tragic Life of Robert E. Lee's Father by Ryan cole
Biography & Autobiography

Light-Horse Harry Lee: The Rise and Fall of a Revolutionary Hero – The Tragic Life of Robert E. Lee’s Father

Who was “Light-Horse Harry” Lee? 

Gallant Revolutionary War hero. Quintessential Virginia cavalryman. George Washington’s trusted subordinate and immortal eulogist. Robert E. Lee’s beloved father. Founding father who shepherded the Constitution through the Virginia Ratifying Convention.

But Light-Horse Harry Lee was also a con man. A beachcomber. Imprisoned for debt. Caught up in sordid squabbles over squalid land deals. Maimed for life by an angry political mob. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789 by Edward J. Larson
Biography & Autobiography

The Return of George Washington: Uniting the States, 1783-1789

“An elegantly written account of leadership at the most pivotal moment in American history” (Philadelphia Inquirer): Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Edward J. Larson reveals how George Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president. […Learn More]

Book Cover of Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times by Joel Richard Paul
Biography & Autobiography

Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times

From the author of Unlikely Allies and Indivisible comes the remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States.
 
No member of America’s Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. […Learn More]

Book cover of The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams by Stacy Schiff
Biography & Autobiography

The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams

A revelatory biography from a Pulitzer Prize-winner about the most essential Founding Father—the one who stood behind the change in thinking that produced the American Revolution.

Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, “Samuel Adams was the man.” With high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, Adams led what could be called the greatest campaign of civil resistance in American history. […Learn More]