The Founding Fathers

Quotes, Quips and Speeches

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Filled with over two hundred quotes from John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and more, The Founding Fathers: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches captures the essence of America’s most influential leaders in an elegant collection that explores the American Revolution.

Discover their thoughts on honesty, democracy, perseverance, hope, liberty and leadership, and read from landmark speeches of the day—from Samuel Adam’s 1776 address to the Continental Congress to George Washington’s resignation speech. Hear the voices of the people who changed the world.

Praise for Abraham Lincoln: Quotes, Quips, and Speeches by Gordon Leidner

“An easy and enjoyable introduction to one of America’s greatest presidents and heroes.” ~ Tom Schwartz, historian emeritus for the state of Illinois

“Gordon Leidner provides readers with a toothsome smorgasbord of Abraham Lincoln’s wit and wisdom. This volume is an excellent introduction to the Great Emancipator’s humanity, philosophy, humor, and eloquence.” ~ Michael Burlingame, Chancellor Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies, University of Illinois-Springfield

“Abraham Lincoln had the God-given talent to express himself in words that the people felt and understood. [This] book enables readers to sample and touch the greatness of Lincoln through his letters, public papers, and speeches.” ~ Edwin C. Bearrs, historican emeritus, National Park Service

Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 176

About the Author

GORDON LEIDNER has been a lifelong student of the American Civil War. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Abraham Lincoln Institute, and maintains the popular Great American History website, through which he has provided numerous articles and free educational material about the American Civil War and the American Revolution since 1996. He has compiled quotes and stories about many revolutionary leaders into several books, including Abraham Lincoln – Quotes, Quips, and Speeches; The Founding Fathers – Quotes, Quips and Speeches; and The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton.

Leidner lives near Annapolis, Maryland with Jean, his wife of thirty-five years.

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