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Heroes of the American Revolution

gwflagms.jpgWe all know about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and their contributions to our country's beginnings, but there are plenty of other figures who should also be remembered. Read about some of them below:

Lafayette by Harlow Giles Unger

Samuel Adams: a life by Ira Stoll

Nathan Hale: the life and death of America's first spy by M. William Phelps

Tom Paine: a political life by John Keane

John Hancock: merchant king and American patriot by Harlow Giles Unger

Nathanael Greene: a biography of the American Revolution by Gerald M. Carbone

The muse of the revolution: the secret pen of Mercy Otis Warren and the founding of a nation by Nancy Rubin Stuart

Gentleman revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the rake who wrote the Constitution by Richard Brookhiser

Lion of liberty: Patrick Henry and the call to a new nation by Harlow Giles Unger

Ethan Allen: his life and times by Willard Sterne Randall

George Mason: forgotten founder by Jeff Broadwater

Betsy Ross and the making of America by Marla R. Miller

Benjamin Rush: patriot and physician by Alyn Brodsky

Robert Morris: financier of the American Revolution by Charles Rappleye

John Jay: Founding Father by Walter Stahr

Glory, passion, and principle: the story of eight remarkable women at the core of the American Revolution by Melissa Lukeman Bohrer

Revolutionary mothers: women in the struggle for America's independence by Carol Berkin

Revolutionary founders: rebels, radicals, and reformers in the making of the nation by edited by Alfred F. Young, Gary B. Nash, and Ray Raphael

Revolutionary characters: what made the founders different by Gordon S. Wood

Signing their lives away: the fame and misfortune of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence by Denise Kiernan & Joseph D'Agnese