American Treasures

American Treasures

The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address

Book - 2016
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The Declaration and Constitution were smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814. They were again covert relocated during WWII-- along with the Gettysburg Address and other documents of national import-- to save them from Axis agents. Puleo charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels over the years and from a variety of threats. In doing so he shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250065742
1250065747
Branch Call Number: 973 Puleo
Characteristics: xv, 415 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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