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Irreconcilable Differences
Irreconcilable Differences

Irreconcilable Differences

Profiles of the Founding Fathers 1750-1776


The American Patriots Series


280 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Cloth, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: February 2017

ISBN 9780997662504

Rights: US & CA

Lafayette Publishers (Feb 2017)

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Winner, Gold Award in the Adult Books Category, The Mom's Choice AwardsOur Founding Fathers are the great men that won our independence, framed our founding documents, and set this nation in motion. Discover who they were, what they believed, and why they were willing to pledge their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor in pursuit of America's potential. A study of their lives is a study of the history of their times—a time that is the Founding Era. This volume in The American Patriot Series spans the period of 1750-1776. It includes the exciting life stories of fifty of our Founding Fathers and chronicles how they came to grips with their Irreconcilable Differences with Great Britain. Readers will benefit from the author's extensive research. The facts revealed in these pages were derived almost exclusively from primary sourced material —and listed in the bibliography. A timeline and an index are included.


"While fantasy superheroes save worlds in the movies, American patriots were real people who took extraordinary actions which resulted in a new country . . . The series is recommended for middle school and high school libraries for support of American history curriculum and History Day activities. Others who will find this series worthwhile are historical storytellers, amateur historians, genealogy buffs, and public libraries."  —Marilyn Odle, M.Ed., M.L.S., librarian

"Instead of just facts and dates, I read exciting stories about real people, stories that make history come alive, stories I will never forget."  —Judith Learmann, MA, Former chair Language Arts, Waynesville High School, Adjunct English instructor, Drury College

"Would that I had become an avid reader of American history earlier in life. Mironuck's Irreconcilable Differences has stimulated my appetite for discovering more about our Founding Fathers."  — Virgie Cole-Mahan, Ed.D.

"I love the concept of the book and how it focuses on individual Founders and their backgrounds. I especially like the fact that they are not all well known, but still have fascinating stories . . . I think the book could be used in an Advanced Placement course."  —Timothy Thieke, High School AP History Teacher

Author Biography

Leslie Mironuck's life journey has given him a unique perspective on America. He lived in Canada until 1986, viewing the United States from afar. However, he often visited his relatives who had settled in Missouri during the mid-1800s. After immigrating to the USA, he made St. Louis his home. He has since reconciled his various perspectives of America — as a foreigner, as a frequent visitor, and finally as a permanent resident. His reconciliation process included a self-guided study of American history. By birth, Mironuck has both US and Canadian citizenship. Spending his formative years in Canada, Mironuck has always had a soft spot in his heart for Great Britain. That, coupled with his strong American roots has enabled him to paint a neutral, non-biased image of the historical events that motivated, shaped, and impacted the lives of the Founding Fathers. When his unique perspective is combined with his study of original sourced material, the result is a valuable series for students, educators, and history buffs. Mironuck is much more interested in accuracy than he is in political correctness.