Signing Their Lives Away tells the story of the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, and scoundrels who signed this historic document—and the strange fates that awaited them. Some rose to the highest levels of United States government, but a surprising number would spend time in debtors’ prison. Signer George Wythe was murdered by his nephew. Button Gwinnett was killed in a duel. And of course, Samuel Adams achieved fame as a patriot-brewer.

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On the heels of the success of Signing Their Lives Away comes this follow-up title featuring 39 biographies of all the men who signed the Constitution of the United States. Filled with anecdotes, quotes and a behind-the-scenes look at the fighting and compromising that helped create the world’s oldest functioning Constitution.

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For those who've ever wondered (and you know who you are...)

  • What’s the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence?
  • Who invented Blue Jeans?
  • What does the 9th Amendment allow me to do?

This little book is packed with all the necessary—and not so necessary—“stuff” you need to know as an American.

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