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Praise for Signing Their Rights Away

Featured history title in Reader’s Digest’s, “Best of America” issue, 2009.

“Kiernan and D’Agnese...succeed in stripping away preconceived notions of the more famous signers, and bringing out something of interest about the other, less well known ones...”—Library Journal

“Kiernan and D’Agnese present readers with astonishing individual portraits of all the signers...”

School Library Journal, starred review

Featured on WOR-NYC radio’s “John Gambling Show.”

Featured on WFAE-NPR radio’s “Charlotte Talks.”

Twice featured on Bloomberg Radio’s “Business of Show Business” with radio legend Joe Franklin.

“Lighthearted and enlightening, Signing Their Lives Away valiantly brings these forgotten patriots to life, revealing their life stories and reveling in their eccentricities. What fun for history buffs!”

Bas Bleu

Signing is told in a brisk entertaining fashion...”

McClatchy Newspapers

Covered in numerous newspapers and blogs across the country, including the Miami Herald, Charlotte Observer, Modesto Bee, Oakland Tribune, Oklahoman, and others.

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Praise for Signing Their Lives Away

“[The authors]...maintain a refreshing reverence for the Constitution itself. Rather than ask readers to believe that an ‘assembly of demigods’ (Jefferson's words) wrote the Constitution, Ms. Kiernan and Mr. D’Agnese challenge the notion that the group that crafted this document of enduring genius was uniquely brilliant or visionary. If this raises the question of how exactly the miracle was accomplished, it should at least give readers some hope for our own seemingly uninspired political era.” —The Wall Street Journal

“...entertainingly written...”

School Library Journal, starred review

“For readers of American history, this is both educational and entertaining.” —Booklist

“An extraordinarily fascinating study of America's lesser-known founding fathers alongside the more well-known ones, Signing Their Rights Today is a welcome and enthusiastically recommended contribution to public and college library shelves.”Midwest Book Review (Reviewer’s Choice)

“It’s no secret that I love reading history and occasionally a book comes along that provides an unusual insight beyond the standard telling of a given event. Signing Their Rights Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men Who Signed the United States a truly fascinating story that puts their achievement in perspective.” —Bookviews

“Kiernan and D’Agnese make both this period and the men who pulled off this incredible achievement exciting and entertaining...This is exceptional historical reporting that is informative, enlightening, and accessible. Anyone with even a remote interest in our rich national history should purchase this highly recommended book, 

certainly one of the most delightful reads of the summer.”

—Larry Cox, King Features Syndicate

“Kiernan and D'Agnese, who also wrote "Signing their Lives Away: The Fame and Misfortune of the Men who signed the Declaration of Independence," have provided another volume that should appeal to all political and history buffs.”—McClatchy Newspapers

This little book is entertaining, easy to read, and above all, informative. It’s a brilliant piece of work and a must-have for any history-buff’s library...”PoliticusUSA

Signing Their Rights Away is a remarkable book...Kiernan and D’Agnese use short chapters and a wealth of information to keep the reader interested.”

Portland Book Review