Reads a bit like a textbook, which, incidentally, it was at one point late 1800s I had hoped to haveof an insidepersonal look into the lives of the signers of the Declaration Many of the biographies seemed a bit lacking in information made me hunger forinformation in particular a handful of them whose demise happened during the Revolutionary War and seemingly at the hands of the British I do appreciate, however, that information or documentation concerning many peopl Reads a bit like a textbook, which, incidentally, it was at one point late 1800s I had hoped to haveof an insidepersonal look into the lives of the signers of the Declaration Many of the biographies seemed a bit lacking in information made me hunger forinformation in particular a handful of them whose demise happened during the Revolutionary War and seemingly at the hands of the British I do appreciate, however, that information or documentation concerning many people from that time period may simply not be available Most helpful, however, was the addresses to the particular grievances against King George III in the Declaration following the biographies Even though this is a reprint of an earlier book 1848 and had stilted language, I enjoyed it I also learned quite a bit about the signers of the Declaration of Independence The second half of the book are the major documents of USA independence as appearing at that time, of course Some of the signers were hardly affected by the Revolutionary War and some lost everything, including their health. This book basically gives quick bios on each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence Though not necessarily an exciting read, it s interesting to take a look at the individuals who put their lives on the line to sign this great document These men seemed to have a number of things in common, including a love of liberty and freedom These men were not placed on this earth at the same time and roughly same place by happenstance That so many men trained and educated could come together This book basically gives quick bios on each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence Though not necessarily an exciting read, it s interesting to take a look at the individuals who put their lives on the line to sign this great document These men seemed to have a number of things in common, including a love of liberty and freedom These men were not placed on this earth at the same time and roughly same place by happenstance That so many men trained and educated could come together and risk their lives and fortunes not small for many of them is nothing short of miraculous Interesting book I didn t realize it was written in 1856 Very flowery and you can tell the biographer was a fan of the founding fathers Most of the biographies were centered around the person s education and public life It also has the Stamp Act and the Constitution at the back The print was tiny and at times hard to read The author did give background information at the events leading up to the Revolution. While most children grasp the importance of America s Declaration of Independence, few experience the lives of its multifarious signatories Few read of the trials tribulations of those who risked their lives, fortunes sacred honor for the liberty we dearly cherish LIVES OF THE SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, originally published in , provides a brief biography of each of these men These biographies, accompanied by fifty engravings, illuminate the chief events in the lives of the men who stood sponsors at the baptism of blood of our infant republic Children will rediscover the private public virtues of America s most venerated fathers they will relive the creation of the most stable enviable nation in the world LIVES OF THE SIGNERS also offers an instructive survey of the causes of Independence, simplifying the Declaration with discussion analysis for each grievance An excellent tool for the promising young scholar, a worthy addition to any library Great reminder of the price paid by those who fought for and created this country Their sacrifices were many and in some casestotal Make our current crop of politicians look pretty pathetic Highly recommend to anyone interested in the basic foundation of our country and the freedoms that they so valiently fought for. Aborted the read Each chapter has a list of facts about each particular person Not a very rewarding collection It was, however, written in 1848. The signers sacrificed so much, and yet most Americans don t even know they re names I really recommend this book. Do not do the Audiobook The book is read by a computer, literally It is one of those programs that is able to read The mechanics of it are so boring and monotone The pronunciation is sometimes very poor Sometimes it even sounded like the computer program was sounding out the harder words Not even kidding I felt like Max Headroom was reading this book to me I had higher hopes and expectations for this book The first 56 chapters are divided by each signer of the declaration and some Do not do the Audiobook The book is read by a computer, literally It is one of those programs that is able to read The mechanics of it are so boring and monotone The pronunciation is sometimes very poor Sometimes it even sounded like the computer program was sounding out the harder words Not even kidding I felt like Max Headroom was reading this book to me I had higher hopes and expectations for this book The first 56 chapters are divided by each signer of the declaration and some info is given about each, h0wever, it feels like I was watching a presentation by an 8th grade US history class assigned oral reports on each signer There were small snippets of worthwhile information in a few of these reports The good part of the book is the last few chapters where it dedicates a significant amount of time to discuss the Declaration of Independence in detail, apolitical for the most part Just the facts ma am It also discussed the Federal Constitution, as it spurs from the Declaration It also talks in detail about the Stamp Act These parts of the book almost make it salvageable Like I said, I had higher hopes to get in depth and personal with the lives of the signers, but this book presents it like you are on an audio tour of an art show with a portrait of each signer and you move from photo to photo with a quick synopsis of their life And maybe that was the exact intent of the author to begin with It does say it is a Museum Audiobook Note to self pay attention to reviews next time This older book looks at the lives of the signers of the declaration of independence As there are 56 signers, the bios are brief only 2 3 pages per person , but it s enough to give you a sense of who these founding fathers were.The book also includes historical background on the declaration of independence, the document itself, as well as a commentary of sorts of the declaration Also included are the article of confederation, the constitution, and the British Stamp Act that set things hurtlin This older book looks at the lives of the signers of the declaration of independence As there are 56 signers, the bios are brief only 2 3 pages per person , but it s enough to give you a sense of who these founding fathers were.The book also includes historical background on the declaration of independence, the document itself, as well as a commentary of sorts of the declaration Also included are the article of confederation, the constitution, and the British Stamp Act that set things hurtling towards the revolutionary war.Interesting read