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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

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Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
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In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence--yet how many of them do we actually remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic document--and the many strange fates that awaited them. Signer George Wythe was poisoned by his nephew; Button Gwinnett was killed in a duel; Robert Morris went to prison; Thomas Lynch was lost at sea; and of course Sam Adams achieved fame as a patriot/brewer. Complete with portraits of the signers as well as a facsimile of the Declaration of Independence, Signing Their Lives Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for history buffs of all ages.

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  • Hardcover
  • 5 1/2" x 1 1/5" x 7 9/10" 
  • 256 pages
  • Quirk Books, 2009 
  • ISBN-10: 1594743304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594743306
  • 11 - 17 years
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