Signing Their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the Declaration of Independence
- Paperback: 304 pages
- By Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese
This entertaining read and essential collection of stories is about the surprising and strange fates of the fifty-six Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence.
This companion volume to Signing Their Rights Away tells the untold stories of the signers of the U.S. Constitution and comes at a time when constitutional rights are at the forefront of our minds.
In the summer of 1776, a group of 56 men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence—yet how many of them do we 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. To wit:
- The Signer Who Was Poisoned By His Nephew
- The Signer Who Was Killed In a Duel
- The Signer Who Went to Prison
- The Signer Who Was Lost at Sea
- The Signer Who Achieved Fame as a Brewer
Complete with portraits of every signatory, Signing Their Lives Away provides an entertaining and enlightening narrative for students, history buffs, politicos, and Hamilton fans alike.