Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.59 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address Hardcover – August 30, 2016
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"captivating...American Treasures brings to life the creation and safeguarding of the United States’ establishing documents, along with other irreplaceable items that have gone undercover in times of crisis....For the historically minded reader, American Treasures holds a wealth of knowledge about the founding documents and a celebration of American life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. As Puleo himself puts it, the history of these documents is the history of America." - Parade
"A novel perspective on American history that focuses on the story of the country's founding documents and the Americans who composed, safeguarded, and preserved them for the benefit of future generations. A fast moving presentation and a solid retelling of an inspiring story." - Kirkus
“An engrossing account of the creation, consecration, and conservation of the documents that defined American democracy. Readers will take away a new appreciation for the vision and savvy of government officials in finding ways to insure such treasures would survive” - Library Journal
“In a series of useful and interesting tangents, Puleo describes some of the histories of these documents and occasional threats they have faced since their creation. This unique, easily digestible, and well-researched saga is ideal for general readers” - Booklist
"His vivid and detailed descriptions of characters and events will make readers feel like they are in the room with historic figures." - Patriot Ledger
About the Author
STEPHEN PULEO is the author of several books, including Dark Tide (Beacon, 2003); Due to Enemy Action (Lyons Press, 2005); and The Caning (Westholme, 2012). Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter, he is a contributor to American History magazine, among other publications. He holds a master's degree in history and has taught history at Suffolk University in Boston. He resides in Massachusetts with his wife, Kate.
Browse award-winning titles. See more
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
A must read just like his other books. Stephen gives it his all with an amazing amount of research and historical context.