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July 4th and the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence

Jay Woodard (Author)

ISBN: 0-7414-4750-9 ©2008
Price: $19.95
Book Size: 8.5" x 11" , 255 pages
Category/Subject: HISTORY / United States / Revolutionary Period (1775-1800)

July 4th is a thoroughly researched book written in layman’s terms. Appealing to young and old, as well as collector’s and researchers, this book is History! A great gift. Buy it!

July 4th is much more than the stories of the 56 Signers of the Declaration. It pictures them as if they were alive today and serving in Congress. Far more than the usual history book accounts, the Signers come alive with their exploits, some hot tempers, their devotion (or lack of) to their wives and children, and financial problems. Even a little humor is found throughout the book. The author’s tour of Philadelphia is included. Jay Woodard, has collected documents by the Signers for nearly 30 years and brings his research into every page.

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Customer Reviews

  Wonderful and Fun Adaptation of History , 10/14/2008
Reviewer: Jillian
I have always hated studying History and just never could bring it to life in my head. This book has a fun way about it and makes reading it entertaining. It's great to be able to relate each signer's look to someone of today's world, it's just a fun way to read about History! Enjoyable!

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  Most Entertaining and Informative , 10/16/2008
Reviewer: James Chan
"Using a combination of innovative approach, photographic skills, sense of humor and intensive research, the author has produced an excellent reference book to an important part of American history." Dr. J.C.

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  Excellent , 10/20/2008
Reviewer: Tom DeMont
I have always been interested in the history of America and the people who have helped America become such a fascinating country. This book has given me a great appreciation for our great leaders who have given us just that.

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  "I liked it!" , 10/21/2008
Reviewer: Joe Santangelo
I recently took “July 4th” on a 3-week business trip to Asia and read a couple chapters each day. The book is fun to read and full of interesting facts related to the lives of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence. After reading “July 4th”, I have a great appreciation for life in America in the 21st Century.

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  Good book , 10/23/2008
Reviewer: Cheryl Skinner, The Star Newspaper
I don't normally recommend books to people because everyone has their own "take" on what is good and what is not so good. But this book, penned by Jay Woodard, is a class act. With that title you would probably think it was a boring account of the guys who made history signing the original document. If that's what you think- you are wrong- it is anything but boring and not the typical history that we were exposed to in school. The book is indeed filled with history but Jay has taken the liberty to add a modern slant, personal photos and accounts of his quest to find the real people involved in the historical signing. The book includes a lot of photos of men who graciously agreed to pose as Signers. Jay found men who had similar profiles to the original Signers in order to take a look at what those old guys in wigs just might have looked like today serving in Congress. Cute touch. I think it is the personal touch that makes this book so special and so absolutely fascinating. Jay also includes his collection of historical documents signed by the Signers, which adds a closer look at these men and their lives, both professionally and personally.

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  A Novel Approach , 10/23/2008
Reviewer: Art Godfrey
In his most recent book,Jay Woodard has combined his interests as a photographer ,a collector, and his imaginative genius to bring a fresh look at our Nation's history.We are all so indebted to those 56 signers for their bravery,insight and determination.Jay's details of the lives ,breadth of interests,and accomplishments of these citizen politicians was inspiring.It is such a wonder that at the infancy of our Nation such a group came together.The book is a great read or one can browse and choose a sections of interst to you for a short break

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