This 4th of July add these patriotic books to your reading list! Brush up on our nation’s history and maybe even learn some new interesting facts!
1776 by David McCullough
This book tells the story of the men who marched with George Washington when America was counting on their success- the year of the Declaration of Independence. McCullough tells us how Americans of all types came together to bring hope for independence.
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Issacson
A narrative that records the journey of Franklin, who became America's best writer, diplomat, as well as one of its most realistic political leaders. Issacson talks about the reason behind Poor Richard's Almanac, the Declaration of Independence, the new nation's alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the negotiations that created a near-perfect Constitution.
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis
In this book, Ellis explores how Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams and Madison dealt with all the challenges that led them to set the course of our nation. With six episodes, Ellis brings the issues of America’s most important decade to life.
10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America by Steven M. Gillon
This book points out less famous days that altered our country. Each event is recreated to come together as the history of our nation. You won’t find anything about July 4, 1776 or Neil Armstrong, instead you will read about events that set forth a chain of events that made our country what it is today.
Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation by Cokie Roberts
There have been many books written about the men who created the constitution, but the women behind the men have gone unnoticed. Roberts tells us the story of the women who fought just as much as the men in the Revolutionary War. She explores old journals and letters to reveal that without these women, the country may have not survived.
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
Chernow creates a new portrait of Washington in this book, revising the usual stereotype of him, by following him from his troubled childhood to becoming America’s first president.
Samuel Adams: Father of the American Revolution by Mark Puls
Samuel Adams is one of the most unrecognized founding fathers, but there would have not been an American Revolution without him. This tells the story of his place in American history and how Washington, Jefferson and John Adams all built our country on his foundations.
Burr: A Novel by Gore Vidal
This book follows the life of the most misunderstood Founding Father, Aaron Burr. The book explores into his past as well as his political life.
A Son of Thunder: Patrick Henry and the American Revolution by Henry Mayer
Patrick Henry was an orator that was devoted to the pursuit of liberty and helped fuel the American Revolution. The book tells the story of Henry and his philosophy.
Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution by Jeff Shaara
Shaara brings to life the American Revolution by telling the story of the men who created the destiny of our nation. This is a dramatic description of the events that changed history and how a group of colonies became known as the United States of America.
All of us here at BiggerBooks wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy 4th of July! Happy reading!