Radio Program – April 20, 2007 – Founding Mothers & Fathers

Guest: Jessica Joyal of the Joslin Memorial Library

Books belong to Warren Public Library unless otherwise indicated. Regional books will be available for at least two months from this radio program.

Benjamin Franklin:

The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin and the Pursuit of Genius by Joyce E. Chaplin (Regional)

The Great Improvisation: Franklin, France, and the Birth of America by Stacy Schiff (327.73044)

Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World edited by Page Talbott (973.3)

Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson (biographies)

Benjamin Franklin (DVD or VHS) PBS Home Video

George Washington:

Washington’s Secret War: The Hidden History of Valley Forge by Thomas Fleming (Regional)

His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis (biographies)

George Washington: A Life by Willard Serne Randall (biographies)

1776 by David McCullough (973.3) Also available as an audiobook on CD.

Thomas Jefferson:

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis (biographies) Also available as an audiobook on cassette.

Thomas Jefferson: Author of America by Christopher Hitchins (2005) (Joslin Memorial Library)


Founding Mothers: The Women who Raised our Nation by Cokie Roberts (920.997) unabridged selections on audio cassettes.

Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for America’s Independence by Carol Berkin (973.3)

Patriot Hearts: A Novel of the Founding Mothers by Barbara Hambly (new fiction)

John Adams

John Adams by David McCullough (biographies) Also available as an abridged audiobook on cassettes.

Black Americans:

Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution by Simon Schama (326.0973).

Africans in America: America’s Journey Through Slavery (DVDs) WGBH Boston Video.

General overviews of the Revolution:

1776 (VHS) Movie version of the musical about the Declaration of Independence.

Liberty: The American Revolution (VHS). Three volumes from PBS Home Video.

The American Revolution by Bruce Lancaster (973.3) on audio cassettes

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis (973.4) on audio CDs.

Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal (2003) (Joslin Memorial Library)

American Gospel: God, the Founding Fathers, and the Making of a Nation by Jon Meacham

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